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Hi I'm Tabitha

I grew up living music. I'm studying to be a Special Education teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is very musically oriented, and so am I. I have learned to play the piano, the trumpet, and the organ. I played in the bands and sung in the choirs all the way to high school. I participated in many special events. As an all-state musician for several years, a western-regional honor choir, at the All-American football game in the national marching band, and I have even performed in Carnegie Hall. After graduating high school, I chose to major in music therapy at college. By the end of my freshman year, I realized that even though I loved music, I didn't love what the program provided me with. So I set out to find a new career, although overwhelmed by the prospect of not knowing what lay ahead of me. After many small and tender, yet profoundly significant blessings, my heart opened up to the option of pursuing a degree in education. Not just any education, but special education. I prayed sincerely for what seemed like decades, and finally my spirit felt the assurance to pursue a career in special education. No sooner did I follow that inspiration, that the doors of heaven flowed blessings. The most significant being offered a job to work at an elementary school in the special education programs. With no experience, I work in a thousand different situations with dozens of students, learning a million new things every day. And I absolutely love it! And I know I will do it for the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was "born into" the Church; meaning that my parents were active members and raised me in this church my whole life. When I was in my teen years, I started to want to know the truth for myself. People would share their testimonies of His gospel over and over again, and I wanted to earn that conviction of truth. I studied the Book of Mormon. As I read the stories, I had several instances where I felt the Holy Spirit teaching me that God provided these stories for me, for the members of His church, and for every one of His children that would open their hearts to Him. Little by little, and page by page, I had theses priceless moments. I remember feeling like a jar being filled bit by bit. Eventually, I grew to say that I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, our loving Heavenly Father. He provided the means for the young man Joseph Smith to translate the words of His ancient prophets. God did this so that we can learn how to live righteously and how to survive and then thrive in this mortal life. In my recent years of adulthood, I continue to follow Heavenly Father's gospel because it brings me closer to Him. In the struggling times in my life, I have felt His loving arms around my heart, mind, and body. I would not be able to fully recognize God's love for me if I did not follow His gospel found in His church. I testify that God lives, and He loves. And the best way to feel that love is to keep His commandments and fulfill His gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by upholding my callings in my ward. I have been in several wards. In each ward, I received specific callings or tasks that I choose to provide for the ward and for the community. Sometimes I had the same calling, and sometimes I had a new, different calling. But no matter what my invited task, I can express my love for my Heavenly Father by doing the best I can in my callings. This blesses the community and ward, who are His children. And fulfilling my callings also blesses me. Funny how even though I work to express my gratitude and love to God, He gives it right back to me and my community in blessings and love. I keep my faith burning bright by filling my life with selfless service and love. I express this grateful service and love through my church callings.