Hi I'm Tiffany
I grew up in a small town, with a relatively small family that has grown over the years as my parents adopted a few more children since they couldn't have any more of their own. I've always loved to read and learn as much as I possibly can. Now that I'm a wife and mother, that's been more focused on learning more about things that can improve the lives of my family members. I love to craft, sew, sing, play piano, and cook. I'm extremely shy, but love to meet new people and have a good time.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born and raised in the LDS church. When I was in high school I began questioning its truthfulness, and eventually stopped attending when I was 16. I became a teen mom, and my son was probably one of the few sources of happiness in my life at that time. My family was still extremely supportive, but the choices I had made had led me into a life of hopelessness and misery. When I was 18 one of my best friends returned from his mission and began talking to me about why I'd left the church. He was able to answer all of my questions and invited me to come again that following Sunday. I accepted and felt a little glimmer of peace and hope fill me; something I had not at all expected. I don't think I could ever fully explain the peace and love that washed over me sitting in that chapel the next few Sundays. It was so powerful and comforting that I would find any excuse to come and sit and bask in that feeling. Any doubts about the truthfulness of this Gospel left me completely, and have not returned to this day. Since then I have relied heavily on the Lord to guide me where he wants me to go. I know that he's there and listens to my prayers and answers them. I know that my family will be an eternal one, and that I am connected to all those who have passed before me. I know that the Bible and Book of Mormon are both the Word of God and work together to provide a more full understanding of His commandments and plans for us. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and really did speak with God. Furthermore, I know that everyone who is truly seeking for it can find the peace and joy that comes from believing in His Eternal Gospel.
How I live my faith
I think the most important way I live my faith is through motherhood. There's nothing like watching a child grow and being able to teach and guide them. I love when my 3 year old son reminds me we haven't said prayer or read scriptures as a family. The church is centered on families, and every thing we do is to strengthen them.