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Hi I'm Tiffany

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 28 years old, a wife, and a mother of two beautiful boys. I enjoy playing soccer, although I'm terrible at it, and love playing the piano, although I'm a beginner. I'd rather be organized versus disorganized, but with two children that's not always realistic. I love to cook and entertain and wish my house was just a tad bigger so I could do it more often and with bigger crowds. I enjoy reading books of all sorts...but will not touch anything sci-fi! I love summer days and spending time with my family. They are the most precious things in the world to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned about the church when I was 9 years old from my best friend. Initially I accepted her invitations to church so that I could wear her frilly dresses. Needless to say, even though I wouldn't join the church for many more years, I became very comfortable with the people and the church services. I also attended college with the same friend and we became roomates. My knowledge of the Gospel grew and I felt myself growing closer and closer to its standards. When I turned 23, and five months after I was married, I was baptized, just in time for my friend to get home from her mission and witness the wonderful event. It was wonderful, but it wasn't easy. Many of my family members didn't understand my decision and some didn't even make it to my baptism. It did eventually get easier, but not right away. My faith has been tested numerous times, and because of that I have a sincere testimony of the Gospel. I love having the relationship that I do with my Heavenly Father, something I never used to have. I love the happiness that I have because of having the Gospel in my life. I love knowing that I belong to Christ's church and that I can raise my boys in it as well. I know that because I live the Gospel standards I will one day be able to live with my Heavenly Father again and will be able to become "perfect like unto him." I choose to be Mormon because it makes me happy, it makes me feel complete, and the doctrine just down right makes sense! It is not easy to live in a world where people put my values and standards to the test. It is not easy to hear what some people "really" think of the doctrine I love so much. But, all of that is outwieghed by how beautiful and serene the Gospel message is. If only I would have listened sooner! I have a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I know that by daily making the kind of choices I made to get where I'm at today I can grow closer to my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

My family and I attend church together every Sunday. I visit 3 sisters in their homes once a month with a gospel message and have been so uplifted by each of them. They have taught me what it means to be a true friend. I try often to participate in church events or activities so that I may make lasting friendships and help others in need. I try very hard to be consistent in my efforts to bring the gospel into our home by reading from the Bible and Book of Mormon, having family home evenings, teaching gospel priniciples to my four year old, and almost 1 year old and helping those around me to understand why I believe what I do. Although it's not always an easy task to stay consistent, I have noticed that I have ALWAYS had a consistent desire to live the gospel daily and I always pray to have that desire strengthened.

What is being a Mormon like?

For me, being Mormon is like having all the pieces to a puzzle. When it comes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ I feel like I spend more time knowing and understanding principles than I do wondering if or wishing they might be true. I always laugh when people who are not memebers of my church say how Mormons try relentlessly to convert them. They're probably right in a sense! I mean, I have something that makes me so happy, something that answers a lot of life's "questions," and something that helps me strive to be a better person continually. Why wouldn't I want to share that? As a Mormon I don't feel like I'm in a cool club that makes my life easier. As a Mormon, I guess I feel responsible in a sense for the happiness of others. If I have something I think would make them feel joyous, I feel prompted to share. Show more Show less