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Hi I'm Tania

I'm a nurse, a mother, and a wife. I grew up in Ohio and love living in the West. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many interests including music, gardening, quilting, sewing and family history. My husband and I have been married happily for 28 years. I have a grown up son and daughter and a high school age daughter. I own a Jack Russell Terrier and a Mini Schnauzer. I've been a Labor and Delivery Nurse for 25 years. I love sewing costumes for the stage and have helped with several high school and college and professional productions. I particularly love historical clothes and enjoy watching movies and plays purely from a clothing perspective. In the fall I enjoy preserving fruits and vegetables from the garden and from local producers. I volunteer at church in the local women's organization or Relief Society.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 11 years old my parents began a journey to find greater understanding about the things they were learning in the Bible. Even though they began to investigate with the missionaries, I began my own journey. There were doctrinal points in the church I belonged to which didn't make sense and didn't feel right. While my parents chose to join the LDS Church, I still felt I needed to know for myself whether the things the missionaries taught us were true. I really wanted to know! I prayed to know if the things I was learning were right and whether I should join the church. I received an answer to my prayers that the Book of Mormon is true scripture, and that it was brought forth by a true prophet of God. Since then, I have never had a doubt about the validity of this Church. I know I am in the right place because of what I read in the scriptures, the positive force it is in my life to do good, and by answers to my prayers. I want to be a disciple of Christ and I know I can best achieve this through active participation in the Gospel of Christ and His Church.

How I live my faith

I am by no means a perfect individual, but that is not what it is all about. I keep trying to live the Gospel and obey the Lord's commandments. To me this means regular attendance in Church, service to those in need, and regular scripture study and prayer. Some days I am able to do it all, others I fall short of the mark. That is the true blessing of Christ's Atonement for each of us: If we fail, we can repent and start over. Little by little we get better at living the Gospel and the commandments until they are no longer difficult for us. When we are able to obey the commandments we are blessed beyond our actual efforts to obey. I have served in our church in various capacities including working with the cub scouts, teenage girls, young children, and presently I serve in the Relief Society which is the oldest women's organization in the world. I help to make sure that Sunday lessons are uplifting and prepared well. I also participate in Relief Society activities such as learning about being a better parent, serving the poor and needy, and making my home a haven from the difficulties and evil in the world.