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Hi I'm Tasha

I'm a mother of two. I'm a tom-boy with a secret love for cheesy chick flicks. I wear basketball shorts to Wal-mart. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have found that since having children, it's hard to define myself as anything other than a parent. My first interest is my family. I am in love with my adorably precocious two year-old daughter and my silly, smiley, 4 month-old son. I enjoy writing and sometimes flatter myself that I'll be a famous author someday. Some of my other hobbies include swing dancing, camping, scrapbooking, playing sports, boardgames, and watching movies with my husband. I got my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University because I love to teach.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't put a date to the exact time in my life when I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ and His mission on the earth. I simply remember the gradual strengthening of conviction and felt the incremental increases in my faith throughout my adolescence as I encountered various challenges and triumphs. I was, however, given the chance to decide whether I would continue to use my parents' teachings and knowledge as a crutch or find out the truths they taught me for myself. As is the case with most, if not all Latter-day Saints, I came to know the Book of Mormon was true by asking God directly. He testified to me through the Holy Ghost that what I was reading was inspired writing given to holy prophets. Through that knowledge, I came to know with a surety that Joseph Smith was the prophet through whom God would restore His church and priesthood authority on the earth. There is nothing in the world as significant to me as knowing that Christ is my Savior and that through His Atonement, I can live with my family in heaven throughout the eternities.

How I live my faith

My young family attend a small urban branch, at which I teach the adult Sunday School class. I love being a teacher because it not only gets me to dive into the scriptures to prepare weekly lessons, but it also helps me articulate to others how I feel about the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I study the pages of the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, and other sacred writings revealed to ancient and modern prophets, I find that my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior increases. I am better able to feel His love, less critical of myself and others, and more in tune with the whisperings of the Holy Spirit to help direct my life according to God's will for me. Another way in which I live my faith comes naturally in my role as a mother. I realize on a daily basis that I want my two small children to grow up knowing their Heavenly Father and being ever aware of His blessings and mercy. The same sacred truths I hold dear--that God lives, the Jesus Christ is His Son and that He atoned for our sins, that He continues to love and speak to His children today--are those that I hope to one day see my daughter and son come to know for themselves. I live my faith by providing for them what I hope is a good example of Christ-like love, and with my simple testimony that I and they are children of a loving, caring God.