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Hi I'm Tawnee

I have lived in many places and met many people. I am an artist, an avid reader and a lover of beautiful things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Me: I am like an onion. There are so many different layers to me, that sometimes even I have to peel back each one to see everything that makes me, me. I enjoy so many things in life! I enjoy art, reading, writing and watching movies. I have tried such things as embroidery, painting, crafts, sewing and other creative arts, and find that I am a jack of all trades, but a master of none. I love Sword Fencing, and have tried Tennis, and love to swim. I love beautiful "girly" things, such as lace, ribbons, sparkly things, dresses and jewelry. However, I have no problem getting down in the mud with the boys. I've fired guns with my dad before and played Capture the Flag with my siblings, dressed from completely in camouflage. My child-like love of stuffed animals, costumes and silly things, are also very much a part of me. I love to laugh, and I cry very easily. I'm also very passionate about my feelings and things that make me happy or allow me to get excited. I am very tender-hearted, and feel a deep love for people around me. I love to see others smile and make it my goal to help people however I can. I love to give advice and also to just listen. I love my friends like they are my family, and I love my family like they are my best friends! I don't know where I'd be without them! I have lived in 28 houses in my 27 years of life, and have been on many adventures and met many people for it. I wouldn't change a thing I've been through, or what kind of person that I've become.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon church) all of my life. My parents raised me in the church, just as their parents raise them in it. I grew up with the teachings of the Church in my home, and my family discussed the Book of Mormon and Bible almost every evening. And then we would attend Church every Sunday and afterward come home and discuss what we had learned. I loved going to Church as a younger child. I loved the feeling that came from the meetings, and I always felt clean there, and that God loved me. These feelings didn't change until I was about fourteen. While I was attending a Seminary class for our Church, I truly, for the first time, wondered why I attended this Church and if there really was a God out there. For several days I doubted everything I had been taught, and one night I got down on my knees and prayed to know for sure. I knew that if the things I had been taught were true, I would feel it somehow and receive an answer. I did not receive an answer that night, but the next day, while at Seminary, I did. I felt a burning in my heart as my teacher spoke of the Church and he answered all of the questions I had. I felt warm and loved, as if God had wrapped a warm blanket around me. And it was after that that I knew for sure that what I doing what the right thing. Now, I am still a member of the LDS Church, but I don't go to Church now because of what my parents taught me or because I was raised in it. I go because I have discovered for myself the truthfulness of this Gospel and because I have received answers to my questions through personal prayer and study of the scriptures. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and that Jesus Christ suffered and died for me so that I might return to my Father in Heaven. I love this Church and the messages it teaches. I believe with all my heart that this is the true Church on this earth. And I'm happy to share my testimony of it's truth to all who will listen!

How I live my faith

I try to live my Faith by my actions. I strive to be a good example to those around me, Members and Non-Members alike. I am a teacher of Church Doctrine, and it is my job to teach a lesson during Church, and help answer questions and help others understand those Doctrines. I always try to do my best to teach by the Holy Spirit and help others feel that Spirit. I also do my best to live my religion while at work and in the local community. I do what I can to reach out to those in need. I love helping out where I can!