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Hi I'm Tammy

I grew up in Texas. I'm a wife, mom and grandma. I also confidant, referee and chauffeur to 83 remarkable kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, gmom, driver, and convert to the Mormon church. I never graduated from high school but each of my children have and 6 of the 8 have paid or are paying their way through college. I have 10 gdaughters and 1 gson. Both my husband and I had children from previous marraiges so when we got together our family became a blended one. We have a total of 8 children but we don't remember who's kids were who's so they all belong to us both. My granddaughters like to tease us for having so many broken branches on our family tree! We joined the LDS church in 1997 and it was the best decision we ever made. It saved our family! We have 2 daughters and 4 gdaughters that live w/us and the blessings we receive far outweigh anything we have done. I drive a school bus for a living and I truly love it. It isn't a job for everyone, but all 83 of my kids are precious to me. Even if they do make me crazy sometimes! lol..I have a calling in church that involves children so every single day I deal w/children and/or teenagers. At home, at work and at Church. No I do not always like it. Sometimes I get tired and frustrated w/all the challenges that come w/being around children constantly, but, I would imagine that is not unusual and I pray a lot! I love the Lord, my husband, my family, and my life. The only things I would change are changes within myself. I know I can be better. It helps me to know this truth, "That All things work together for good to them that love God" Rom.8:28

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church but I had many doubts and questions that no one could ever answer. Things just didn't add up. I believed in God and Jesus but things just didn't seem right somehow. One of many questions that I had, dealt with all those people in the world that died w/out ever having a chance to be baptized or know about or ever even hear of Jesus Christ? Most of the time the answers left me feeling like God had favorites. And that just seemed wrong from a God that was supposed to love ALL of His children. I was often told to accept what there was no answer for on faith. The answers left me feeling guilty for being one of the favorites but there were children in other countries too. What about them? I didn't care to be a part of any religion that condemned others who had no knowledge, no chance at all. So I went about my life making decisions based on what I thought was right. Basically a good person but still someone who let the world be their moral compass. The first time I ever met a Momon I had children of my own. I liked what I saw and I loved how they walked the walk they talked. I grew to love and respect them for that alone, but I was still very close minded because of things I had learned about Mormon's in church when I was growing up. Over time the example of this family softened my heart. I finally allowed the Missionaries in my house long enough to ask them the questions that had bothered me for so many years. I saw for myself that what I had been taught, as far as the mormon church was concerned, was incorrect or flat out wrong! It presented me with another question,"if they could be wrong w/what they said about the Church, couldn't they be wrong about other things as well?" I prayed, sincerely, for the first time in a long time. The questions I asked had answers! We have a loving AND fair Heavenly Father! I knew with everything inside me that it was the right thing to do. I have never regretted my choice. This Church is True!

How I live my faith

One of the ways I serve the Lord is by doing the best I can in Church. At church I have worked w/the children and the youth for many years. Currently I take care of the nursery age children. I love them on their level. I sing, play and teach w/a good and happy attitude. I also try to be a good example for others in my everyday life. Just living and making the right choices in this life can be very difficult. I try not to participate in any gossip about others and I walk away if someone begins telling dirty jokes. I never use obsene gestures or profanity no matter how mad I get. And that discourages others from doing that when i am around. When I say my prayers I always ask for help in being a "light" for others. I hope that I can make others happy with my presence. I try to lift others who are feeling depressed and down. When the children come to me w/their problems I try to guide and advise them to seek help from their parents and let them know that they are loved. When I can, I speak of God and remind them to pray. I always smile and say good morning in a way that says I love you. I always want to leave others feeling better about themselves or better able to cope w/their problems. It takes a lot in life to be happy and unique and it is something that I constantly strive to improve. I love bringing a smile to someone else...even if it is only the person in the other car going the opposite direction. Sometimes the smile and wave is genuinly appreciated and accepted and returned. It makes my day when that happens!