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Hi I'm Tonya

I was a single mom of four for a few years but recently married an amazing man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

No one says when they are little, "when I grow up I want to be divorced, raising four children, going back to school, and (gasp) dating again." Yet, that's my life right now and believe it or not...I love my life. :) *UPDATE* I graduated last Spring with my graduate degree in secondary education and a month later married a wonderful man I've dated almost two years. Happy ever after really does happen.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church but about the time I was 15 yrs old, I wanted to know for myself if this religion was what I believed. I studied the scriptures and prayed and felt an amazing feeling of peace as I asked my Father in Heaven specific questions. I know he answers prayers. The experiences I have had since have only reaffirmed the faith that started in my teens. I have been through some tough experiences watching a child go through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant not know if he would live or die. I have coped with the pain of divorce and rebuilding my life. Every step of the way, God has carried me. I know that I am a child of God and that changes everything.

How I live my faith

It is not easy taking four children to church every Sunday but it is so worth it. I volunteer teaching the children singing and love their enthusiasm. I pray with my children everyday for meals and family prayer. We also try to have scripture reading daily before they go to bed. I see the difference these small efforts make in their lives and am grateful.