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Hi I'm Tanya Hepworth

I live in Indiana. I'm a homeschool Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love photography, reading, crafting, and learning something new! I'm crazy involved in life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I know that someday things will calm down and allow me to relax and do some of the things I enjoy, but for now I'm LOVING being a Mom! I have five children, and if I can, would love even more! My husband, Scott, and I homeschool all of our children. We haven't always, but felt inspired to 5 years ago. It has been the best and hardest thing we've ever had to do.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager, I was free to study and research many different religions- which I took advantage of. Each religion had bits and pieces of things that I REALLY liked, but I found it hard to follow a "buffet religion" picking and choosing. I wanted something that asked of me. That valued serving others, and, above all, that taught the importance of the family unit. I found everything I was looking for in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Then, when I was 16, I had a life altering moment when I was able to move somewhere where no one knew me. I decided, on a two hour plane ride, that I could become whoever I wanted to be. No one knew the "old" me. It was at this time that dedicated a huge amount of my time, and all of my energy, in learning about the church and trying to live it. I found great comfort in reading the scriptures and following what the prophets (then and now) ask us to do. I found that the family unit can be eternal, which really clinched it for me. I knew that there was more to it, than 'Till death do us part', and I was right. I didn't have an "instant miraculous moment" when I was converted, but it was a long process, building on each thing that I learned. One of my more famous sayings is: "I know this church is true, because I have doubted at times. I have searched for answers to my questions and felt the reaffirming hand of God lead me." I feel that, even today, I am learning and growing in this gospel. Just as I thought a religion should be.

How I live my faith

I guess I could say that I live my religion by DOING more than SAYING. A lot of people and religions confess to believe in helping others, yet their clergy is paid hundreds of thousands a year to lead his congregation (ALL of our church positions are volunteer-and everyone has one). We practice our religion EVERY HOUR of EVERY DAY. 24/7/365 you could say. We aren't a "Sunday" church, or a "Holiday" church. We ARE our religion. It permeates every aspect of our life-home and work. I also try to live what I believe, by teaching my children the tools that they will need to know on their own search for truth, and how to find answers to their own questions. I'm here for them when they need me (especially when they are young), but even when you are born into a family that are members of our church, you must still find your own "conversion", and it must come from deep within- not from Mom or Dad.