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Hi I'm Tawnee T Darrington

I was born in Utah and raised in Southern Idaho where I met my future husband in a Spanish class in high school. We are Mormons.

About Me

I was born in Utah and raised in Southern Idaho. After graduating from high school, I attended Brigham Young University. My husband, who I met in high school, and I were married in 1973, and we have three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren. When our youngest son entered elementary school, I began to work for the same international oil company where my husband worked. We were fortunate over the years to travel and work together, and we completed a combined total of 44 years before my retirement. Besides traveling, I enjoy cleaning house (really!), playing with grandchildren, and eating anything chocolate :-).

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a little girl, my parents were not active in any organized religion. Occasionally, I was invited to attend a Mormon church with a friend or neighbor. As I watched other children sitting with their families, I wished that the rest of the members of my family were there with me. I was convinced at a very early age that the gospel of Jesus Christ was meant to bless the lives of individuals and families. I vowed at that time that I would find a husband who would be a faithful follower of Christ and would lead in attending church and helping us worship as a family. I eventually married a young man I had met in a Spanish class in high school. He had returned from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico. I have found over the years that mine, my husband's, and our children's active membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has blessed our lives. No longer do I attend church meetings on Sunday and feel the void I felt as a child.

How I live my faith

When I was fourteen years old, I met my future husband in a Spanish class in high school. He and his cousin were taking Spanish to increase their chances of being called to serve an LDS mission outside of the United States. I was taking Spanish to help me learn to talk to the Mexican children who came to Idaho with their families to work in the fields on the farm where my father worked. My husband achieved his goal and served a mission in Mexico. Forty years later we were called as a couple to serve a mission in Guatemala. We recently received another call to serve a mission in Puerto Rico. We feel so blessed to be able to work with and communicate with our brothers and sisters who speak Spanish!