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Hi I'm Tanya

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah and lived there until I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in metallurgical engineering. I worked for a semiconductor company in California for a few years and then became a stay-at-home mom. I had six children in 12 years and was very busy homeschooling them. My husband was also an engineer and we moved all over the country with his job. We were fortunate to spend time in California, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Mississippi, New Jersey, and now Arizona where we have actually put down roots for the past 17 years. I recently went to school to become a physician assistant. When my youngest daughter was 13, I had another baby and now I have 7 wonderful children. Our entire family is adjusting to life with mom working and a new baby.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of eight, but my family did not participate in church. When I was about 12, we moved from a small town in Utah to the Salt Lake City area. My neighbor invited me to church with her. Initially, I went to church for friendship. Through my teenage years, I began to feel the Holy Ghost telling me the things I was being taught about Jesus Christ were true. I read the Book of Mormon many times in my teenage years and I believe the things taught in it. As I learned about Heavenly Father's plan for his children on earth, it felt right. As an adult and parent, I rely on the teachings of the Prophet and Apostles who help make raising a family easier. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and am grateful for the Atonement that provides r the opportunity for repentance.

How I live my faith

Every day, whether at home or work, I try to be the kind of person I know Heavenly Father would want me to be. I was blessed with many opportunities and I try to not let those go to waste. I try to teach my children to do the same. I find comfort in the power of prayer and lessons learned from reading the Bible and Book of Mormon. Life with children ages 6 months to 26 years during these political and economic times can be challenging. I know that I am loved by Heavenly Father and I try to follow the commandments.