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Hi I'm Ranee

I'm a southern girl who loves grits. I'm a Physical Therapist Assistant, a devoted wife, a mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in South Carolina and I love it here! I am married to a wonderful man and we have 3 beautiful girls. One of which is a tomboy and the other two are truely southern belles. My day typically starts at 5 am with a morning run and doesn't slow down until 9pm. Just like most mom's, I'm busy with taxiing kids here and there, helping with homework, and trying to keep the house in some order. I'm a Physical Therapist Assistant and work part-time in an out-patient rehab facility, which allows me to keep current in my profession but also be at home with my kids in the afternoon. I love meeting, talking with and helping people which my job allows me to do all three. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my family and can't wait to be with them every day after working. I love to laugh, the kind that makes you cry and your belly ache, and with a husband who is full of himself and 3 witty girls, it happens a LOT. In my down time (when I have it), I enjoy camping, hiking, yard work and traveling. At the end of the day, my favorite times are those when all my girls are at home, safe and sound, and we are together as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but I have come to know the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for myself. I don't have a great conversion story to tell and I don't really know when I knew for myself, that the teachings I had been taught all my life were true. I think it really started around the 8th grade when a history teacher started teaching untruths about the Church and our beliefs. I was the only memeber of the Church in my class and one of only 5 in whole school, but what was being taught in class made me uncomfortable. I went to the teacher, he challenged me to prove him otherwise and so began my personal study and search. I am greatful for parents who taught me to love my Savior, to strive to live as He lived, and to go to the Lord in prayer for guidence. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and that He hears and answers my prayers. Every good decision in my life has been because of my faith and the teachings of the Gospel. I am thankful for the principles of what I believe and the standards that I strive to keep for myself. I don't know where or who I would be if I didn't have these truths. I am greatful for the peace and joy it brings me every day.

How I live my faith

Simply...I try to choose the right. It's not a Sunday thing or a going to church thing. It's a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year thing. By attending Sunday meetings I get re-fueled so that I can deal with what life throws at me during the week. We spend time together as a family everyday talking about our day and what we could do better, having family prayer, and reading and studying the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. By serving and helping others in need, being kind, and saying "Hello" to people passing by. I have served in our church in many areas, teacher(young children, youth, women's group), I've worked on planning various activities, fundraisers for youth camps, service projects for different community needs and I was the director of a youth camp for girls 12-18 years old for 3 years. I am currently serving in Public Affairs. All these areas have given me different opportunities to learn, live and hopefully, a good example of my faith.