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Hi I'm Fawn

I grew up mostly in Virginia. I served a mission in Houston, Texas. And I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am the mother of 3 girls! Talk about intense. I appreciate being with my family and learning how to better myself. Being a mother has been one of the most challenging and humbling experiences of my life. I love being and doing anything outdoors. I love hiking, biking, running, swimming, dancing, snowboarding and anything else that requires moving. That doesn't leave much time for reading, but when I do read, I really enjoy non-fiction, real life inspirational stories and experiences. I love learning from others. I find people extremely diverse and fascinating. I love making new friends, and connecting with others. I studied elementary education in college with a minor in spanish and a concentration in physical education. I did teach for one year in a sixth grade class. Wow! I really admire those who stick with teaching! It is no easy task. I also substitute taught for a few years. I am currently a homemaker...but if I ever went back to work, I would choose to work with smaller groups of children...like a reading specialist. I like listening to all the funny things kids say! Also, I was able to serve an LDS mission in Houston, TX, where I served with Spanish speaking people from Mexico, Central and South America. I learned so much about myself, my faith, and my love for others. I learned what it meant to serve with all my heart!

Why I am a Mormon

I have often times imagined what life would have been like for me had I not had a strong testimony/faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a bit of a risk taker, but my belief in Jesus Christ and his teachings has helped me to live a cleaner life, especially during high school and college. My mom became a member of the LDS church when she was 20, so of course she tried to teach her children about what she had learned for herself. I grew up going to church and learning the teachings, but between the ages of 14 and 15 yrs. old, I started to question the truthfulness of the gospel. Why would there only be one true church? I had so many friends from other religions, who were good people. I admired them, and they weren't Mormon. I started to question if it really made a difference in my life and if Joseph Smith really was a prophet, like those of old...like Abraham, Isaac, or Moses. I stopped attending my church meetings for a brief time. Then, I started praying and studying the scriptures with much faith that God would lead me to the truth of all matters. After several months of constant pondering and prayer, I received a confirmation that Josph Smith's experience was real and the teachings I had been given since I was a kid were true, that I should stick to them and live as good and as clean a life as I possibly could. I have never regreted that choice. I count my blessings each day that I was able to follow the promptings of the spirit and stay true to the answers I received to my prayers. I have been blessed with an amazing husband who is very patient with me and who loves the Lord. What could be better than that? My kids are growing up and I hope that they will find the truth in the path we have shared with them...that their lives may be blessed as abundantly as ours have been.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best each day to be kind; to help those who may need an extra hand with something, or a smile or hello. I want people to know that they are sons/daughters of a loving God...so that is how I try to treat everyone...like God would, with love and kindness, encouragement. I help anyone I can. I feel my hands are an extension of God's hands, so that is how I use them...to do good. And when I make mistakes...I repent. I am so grateful that we can be forgiven of our sins through Jesus Christ. I just try to be like Him as best I can.