Hi I'm Tanya
I am a college graduate with a degree in history. I use the things I learned in college such as how to stay focused and awake for long hours and nights at home where I work as a mother to my 4 boys. I homeschool my two older boys. I have dabbled in scrapbooking, sewing and other crafts none of which I am particularly good at but I enjoy finished products. I like reading and enjoy BBC shows especially ones based on books I love. Secretly, I am also a sci-fi geek. I enjoy a good sci-fi movie or show just as much as a new take on Pride and Prejudice.
Why I am a Mormon
I was not looking for the Gospel when it found me. I was 19 and had actually never really heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I met a young man in an AOL chatroom (this was in 1999) he was a recent return missionary. We fell in love over the internet before dating sites existed and I could not help but notice that he was different. He courted me and was a gentleman. What would give this young man such impeccable standards? It was that he had been raised in the Gospel. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed diligently as to its truthfulness and I attended church with him for months. One day I knew it was time to get serious. I invited the missionaries to come and teach me the principles. I remember thinking something that would make someone do so much good and strive continually to be worthy of our Heavenly Father could only be of Him. I was baptized and have been so grateful as I have watched those around me struggle with decisions that seem so clear to me, that I have the Gospel. I have the plan of Salvation. I know what my Heavenly Father wants of me. I know this Gospel is true and that my happiness and the joy in my life stems from my willingness to serve those around me and obey Heavenly Father's commandments.
How I live my faith
I continually strive to be a friend to my neighbors and a helping hand to someone who needs me. I teach the young women in my ward (church). I feel blessed to be touching the lives of these sweet young women. Each of them so full of talents and love for their Heavenly Father.