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Hi I'm Tanyss

I am married and a mom. I work in a developmental disabilities agency. I love the outdoors, walking and reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a fun and loving man. I am also a mom to three wonderful, busy children. I work part time in a developmental disabilities agency. I love walking, being outside in my yard, music, reading, scrap-booking, pinterest, cleaning and spending time with friends. I especially love my family time! Our family spends a lot of time at sporting events which my children are involved in, and I'm one of those moms who love to be there cheering them on.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was eight years old, and I'm grateful to my family who encouraged this choice. My dad died when I was 17 yrs old, and I became very sad & confused. During this time, my mom and I struggled to understand each another. I chose to become inactive after I married. While inactive, I was constantly put into situations that made me aware I was not living the gospel. I knew a choice had to be made. I needed to find out for myself if the church was true and know for myself why I was a member of this church, or walk away from it. One day at work, a couple of ladies I worked with asked me to go to lunch. During that lunch, the church was attacked, members of the church were ridiculed, and my membership was personally questioned. I remember one specific question from that day, "How could you be a member of such a church?" Also, certain "friends" read anti-Mormon literature, then would ask me questions about the information they had read. I never knew how to handle it, and felt I didn't know where I stood. At the same time this was going on, we lived in a ward who encircled me with love and good examples. We had faithful home and visiting teachers. I also had really close friends who lived the gospel fully. I remember the exact day when I realized the difference in "How I Felt" within the different sets of friends. I FINALLY KNEW that the good feelings were coming from TRUTH, and the confused, uncomfortable feelings were coming from UNTRUTH. I knew I had a testimony. I couldn't answer every question that was asked from my friends who were unbelievers, but I knew how I felt. I am proud to say, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on this earth. I KNOW IT AND I LOVE IT. And my life's direction has changed for the better from that moment on. This is why I am a Mormon. I know Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ live, I sustain our prophet and believe in the Book of Mormon. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Because life is busy for my family and me, I work on taking time each morning to say my prayers and read scriptures or listen to a talk from general conference. This simple step helps me feel calm and happy throughout the day, because I really feel a difference on the days I miss this time with our Heavenly Father. I have things that worry me and I tend to feel down at times, as we all do, and those worries don't feel as heavy when I pray morning and night. Another way I live my faith is by instilling family home evening each week in our home. I try to teach my children to be kind and loving. We work on forgiving others. We also try to love and serve others, which begins with each other in our home. We are trying to teach our children to work and be honest. These are some of the ways I try to live my faith and try to be like Jesus.