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Hi I'm D'Ani

I'm a classical pianist, bibliophile, daydreamer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I keep busy by working as a piano teacher, nanny, mentor/creator of online courses for home-schoolers, and as a costumed historical interpreter at the largest living history museum in the country. I also love to read, play musical instruments, and spend time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the restored gospel of the church of Jesus Christ. It has taught me about my identity as a daughter of God and helps me to understand my relationship with my Heavenly Father and with my Savior. There have been many times in my life when I have felt hopeless, scared, or hurt, but keeping the commandments and relying on the Atonement of Christ has given me the strength, resilience, and love necessary to overcome and heal from all of my trials. I especially find comfort and clarity in the scriptures. The Book of Mormon teaches us in 2 Nephi 2:25 that "[M]en are that they might have joy." Being a member of the church has allowed me to feel so much joy and peace, even in the midst of turmoil. The messages of the gospel encourage, inspire, and uplift me in a way that nothing else can.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church has taught me that when I stay close to Christ and exercise faith in Him, I am able to feel the love that He has for His children and am given opportunities to serve and reach out to those around me, often in unexpected ways and times. I strive to learn as much as I can about the gospel, both at church and in my personal studies, and to consistently apply what I learn and keep the commandments. I am also doing what I can to be a member missionary as I prepare to serve a full time mission for the church.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We understand that God is our Heavenly Father and we are His children. As we fulfill familial responsibilities, we are able to come closer to God and to better appreciate the enormous love that He has for us. Although families are made up of imperfect individuals and situations vary, being a member of a family allows us to become more Christlike as we learn to love, serve, and forgive one another. I am so grateful for everything I have learned from and with my family. Show more Show less