Here’s what friends and family say about Tiffany

Posts and comments on Facebook Jan 2015

Macall Bowden Janis: To the incredible woman who taught my husband how to love and how to serve, I will always be so grateful. Her impact will reach far past her time on earth. We love you and will miss you dearly.

Heather Janis: All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. – Abraham Lincoln

Heather Janis: Last night while everyone was celebrating and partying, my precious mama Tiffany Anne Scott Janis lost her battle with cancer and peacefully passed away at 1:10am. My heart is broken but I’m grateful that she is no longer suffering.
Mom, thank you for being my biggest cheerleader, my example, and my friend. Your passion, faith and enthusiasm were unshakable. I love you, I love you, I love you!

Macall Bowden Janis: Heaven got an angel this morning. So grateful for the plan of salvation and the knowledge of eternal families. Tiffany Anne Scott Janis was one of the most incredible and inspiring women that I have met.

Michelle Miller Nishida: So sorry for your family’s loss. I feel so blessed to have been able to know her; truly an amazing woman who left a remarkable legacy.

Barbara Handshy Anderson: My heart is broken. I love Tiffany as a sitster. What an amazing woman she is. She was such an example to me of what a Christlike person should be. I am so thankful for the gospel and the knowledge that our sacred relationships here on earth will one day be renewed. I know we will see each other again and embrace one another in friendship and laughter the way we did here. What a gift it has been to have Tiffany Anne Scott Janis in my life. My love and prayers are with you all.

Carolee Adair Weber: Knowing Tiffany has been a blessing to us all. I have learned from her how to live and die. I’m so relieved that it was peaceful for her at the end. Through all this our prayers have been for you, too, Damon. But now you and your children become the focus as Tiffany doesn’t need them any more. We pray for peace, understanding and comfort as you deal with this loss.

Marti Brink Smith: What a blessing Tiffany has been in our lives. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Love you Tiffany!

Victoria Ficarra Hubbard: Damon, my heart is absolutely breaking right now! We all knew it could happen sooner, rather than later, but I’ve held on to hope for another of the many miracles she experienced during this journey. Knowing her has been a joy and a blessing for me as it teaches me how to deal with my little trials with joy and gratitude, and about the importance of strengthening my relationship with my Savior! I’ve learned so much from watching her. We pray for peace and comfort for you, Heather, Spencer, Damon, Taylor and Emily. May His arms gather you and the whole family and allow you to feel the love we all feel for all of you…

Debbie Wesemann Siebert: I can’t imagine a person any more Christlike. Neither a husband. You and your family were so inspiring through this journey. May the Savior embrace each of you in His arms. “Love is stronger than death.”
The thought of where she is now is a sweet one, free of her mortal body. May peace “not as the world giveth,” but from the Lord encircle your beautiful family. Our love and prayers are with you.

Marci Freeman: She has been such a great example to me of Christlike love. We will be praying for you all!

Gillian Gillespie Turek: She was and is such an inspiration of love and gospel living to me. I will miss her strength. You are all in my prayers.

Cheryl Womack Larsen: Please know that our prayers will continue to be with your family. We were in a lesson yesterday and we taught the Plan of Salvation. I know this knowledge that you have will comfort you at this time. I will always remember Tiffany’s wonderful example.

Marni Morris-Wishart: All our love to you and your family. She (and you) fought the good fight, Tiffany is surely an angel who walked on Earth.

Heather Monk: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Like everyone else here, we were blessed to know Tiffany.

Tamara Griffin Martinez: My heart is so full I am having a difficult time finding the words to describe what I feel. Last night I heard/felt her receive and accept her mission call to the spirit world. It was a beautifully sacred experience. Until we meet again, Tiffany Anne Scott Janis, hurrah for Israel! I am blessed for having known you and called you friend. Your family will be in my prayers as you begin preparations for the Savior’s return among our brothers and sisters who await their resurrection. Much love to all of you.

Carolyn Poulter Bell: Tiffany has blessed so many people by how she lived her life. A true disciple of Jesus Christ. It is a great honor to have known and served with her. My prayers continue to be with the Janis family. When I think of Tiffany, one word comes to mind…Charity. Tiffany truly possessed the gift of Charity. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

Melissa White: Tiffany was such an example of Christlike love always and I feel blessed to have known her. My prayers are with your family.

Joyce Aurich: Your Cousins, Mark, Michelle and Adam send your entire family condolences. Tiffany was a wonderful example of strength to family, friends and her faith,

Anne Santos: I love you guys. You’ve both made me a better person. I feel blessed for having Tiffany’s friendship.

April Boulter Young: Our prayers are with all of you Damon Janis. Tiffany is going to do great things in heaven. She is one of the most amazing women I’ve ever known. I pray that you will all feel the peace that only the Lord can offer at a time like this. We love you all

Martha Ruvalcaba Becker: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was such an inspiration. We love your family.

Kelly Stow Dexter: Tiffany is such an example of everything a Christlike person should aspire to be. She has taught us all that & so have you Damon! I pray you & your family will continue to feel the loving arms of our Savior at this time & going forward. May peace & comfort be with each of you.

Heidi Farnsworth Hastings: When we were 18 year olds, my fondest memories of Tiffany include listening to Karen Carpenter, ballroom dancing, talking about boys, and seeing her throw her head back and her laugh with her whole soul! In the last few weeks as we have been reunited, my favorite memories are of sharing with each other scriptures and words of the prophets, love of the Savior and his Atonement, spiritual experiences, expressions of faith, feelings of gratitude and tender mercies, honest dialogue about the struggles of life and their effects, deep love for our husbands and children, family traditions, and her sincere desire to bring people to Christ. It has blessed my life in deep and impactful ways to be reunited with Tiffany! Yes, she has truly been an example of charity, the pure love of Christ. Our prayers are with you Damon and family!

Jill Sampson: I’ve had many thoughts and memories of Tiffany lately that I wanted to share, but didn’t know how to express. I got to know your family well during late evening discussions after YW/Mutual had ended for the night. She loves everyone single one of you. She dedicated her life to magnifying your strengths and also fasting and praying to strengthening any weaknesses you may have had so that you could feel the Savior’s love in your life. I’m now realizing that she did that for all of us. She made us all feel like a member of her family. She served us all so we could feel the unconditional love of the Savior. My prayers and love are with your family.

Rachel Hart Shaffer: We here on earth are saddened at the loss of such a bright and beautiful star, but I know that God welcomed her home with open arms. She will be missed by many.

Stephanie Perez: Hugs and love to you all – blessed that I had the privilege of crossing paths with her here. What an AMAZING woman !

Kristy Crabtree: What beautiful thoughts and reminiscences are expressed here on this wall. They truly stand as testimony to the beautiful life Tiffany led. Our hearts go out to you Damon and yours as you experience this transition. May your family feel peace and love together.

Sarah Songster DeGraaf: My heart aches at the loss of Tiffany, Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Teacher, Leader, and a Friend to all! What a blessing she was to anyone that had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Trudy Bolen Sarlls: Damon, our prayers are with you and your family. I will always remember Tiffany’s sweet and strong spirit, and her lovely singing. She will be missed greatly.

Alisa Eliason Hancock: Tiffany was one of my first friends I made here in Katy, and has definitely been one of my dearest! I am such a better person because of our friendship! I am feeling incredibly sad right now, but also grateful for the eternal nature of our friendship! Lots of love and hugs to you and your family!

Patricia Green: Damon and family, I am so grateful for our merciful God. Tiffany was and is such an amazing example of righteousness. I served with her and look back on the countless gentle acts of love and kindness done so willingly, so often and on a one on one basis. She is not gone but merely slipped into another room where her spirit will strive. I love you Tiffany! Thanks for being such a great leader and wonderful friend!

Cathy Tripp Turner: Love, prayers and hugs to you all. We will miss Tiffany so much but are comforted to know she is reunited with loved ones and our Savior. I will never forget her testimony, faith and love- what an amazing person!

Marian Bennion Taylor: All my love to you and your beautiful family Damon. I know, like my dear son Brian, Tiffany will continue to watch over those she loves in new ways. I am sure that you and your children will feel her near sometimes. The love you had for each other was beautiful from the beginning . I hope to meet your wonderful family that I have watched grow up all these many Christmases. Love to Tiffany on her new journey and God bless you and may angels surround you on yours. You remain in my heart and prayers.

Cynthia Casasola Songster: Tiffany was an extraordinary woman, one who taught us all, the true meaning of being Christlike, she touched our lives with her kindness, love and example. My heart aches for such loss but I’m also grateful that she is no longer suffering. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family.

Angie Merrell: At such a loss for words. Tiffany was such a strength to me when Colter was struggling through his trials. My Ellie loved her more than words can express. I am mourning the loss of beautiful friend, but the Angels in heavens are rejoicing and having the greatest New Years celebration. Love, prayers and strength to your family.

Emily Alvey Dobbs: I have been so touched by Tiffany’s courage and authenticity. I pray that you all might feel peace and serenity and the love of the Savior at this time.

Sheryl Long: What a blessing it has been to have such an amazing spiritual giant in my life. I have prayed and cried for her and her family. I am so glad she made it to Daman and Macall’s sealing. She is on to her next mission and finally out of pain. I will miss her greatly, but not nearly as much as her family. May the Lord bless them with comfort and peace, knowing they will be with her again.

Lucy Miller: So very saddened by this news of my new found healing soul sister Tiffany Anne Scott Janis. Extreme gratitude for having met her and the profound conversations we shared while @ Envita. To the family: May your memories of your sweet, loving wife/mother bring you to a humble acceptance that her Lord and Savior is taking care of her now. Her beacon of light will shine on in all that knew her….

McKell Toolson Allen: Your incredible family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I loved Tiffany so much and always admired her excitement and passion for the gospel. She will be a fierce angel in heaven!

Audralyn Bluth Allen: My heart is full. Full of faith and full of heartache. I will miss my dear friend. What an inspiration to me she has been. I will look forward to seeing her again.

Marilyn J. Johnson: I love all of you. It is through Tiffany’s love of music that you all blessed my life. She taught me so much.

Michelle Scott: I just feel Tiff is nearby and have a reassuring feeling that she will remain nearby her husband and children throughout the rest of their lives–watching over them, comforting them and inspiring them.

Samantha Riggs Hayes: I have been thinking this morning as I learned about Tiffany Anne Scott Janis’s passing. I enjoyed working with her in RS while we lived in Katy. She was always so kind and thoughtful about the sisters in our ward. A hard year for a lot of people and my thoughts and prayers are with her family. Death is a hard thing to understand especially if you haven’t experienced losing someone close. Losing Justin Hayes has taught me so much. Even though it is such a hard experience it also has positive things. I know I will see Justin again. I know he is free from torment and pain. I know he is watching over us til we see him again. Love to the Janis family!

Josh Davies: Today we lost one of the most wonderful people in this world. Tiffany Anne Scott Janis was the only other woman to treat me as her own son. Keep the Janis family in your prayers…

Kat Malick:  Today I lost someone who held a very special place in my heart, Tiffany Anne Scott Janis was not only one of my favorite people but one of the few people who could make me smile and laugh when my skies were gray. This is one of the times I wish I had talked to her more or told her I loved her!
Matthew 25:31 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.
I am so very grateful to know that I have another angel.
Forever and ever Sister Janis, till met again!

Libby Colbert: Tiffany Anne Scott Janis you are truly wonderful person. I am so grateful to have met you and worked for you and Damon Janis last year. When ever I see green vegetables I will think of you and how brave and strong you are for doing the Gersion therapy.
Sincerely, Libby Colbert

Jennifer Simms Hansen‎: Oh sweet Tiffany……we ran part of this race called life together and you finished before me that’s all. The world would say you lost a battle with Cancer but you didn’t lose anything. You finished and you finished well! I hope you could hear us all cheering you to the finish line, not because we wanted you to go, but because we were just so proud of you for your courage, determination and grace. I smile to think about the medal you wanted most to be around your neck this last month was the young womens medallion. You had great plans to receive that award again in January. Oh Tiffany…while you were dreaming of a beautiful medallion ( on a long chain.. like Sister Dalton had that you thought was the most beautiful thing you had ever seen) Heavenly Father was preparing a crown for one of his most precious daughters. This morning as you crossed your finish line a winner I can easily imagine hearing the words found in 2 Timothy 4:7 tumble from your precious lips…”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”
Indeed you did my friend.
Tiffany I will forever be grateful for every memory of you, your determination, perseverance your passion and love. Those qualities will live on in those you inspired. Til we meet again sweet friend!
Me and Tiff February 2013

Heather Janis: She was so excited to earn her medallion. She wanted to do personal progress with me again and help me earn it one more time. We talked about it on Christmas day. She has wanted that medallion for years and years. Thanks for writing this Jennifer Simms Hansen. She was lucky that she had you as a friend, as am I. Thank you for loving her so much.

Sarah Songster DeGraaf: I love this! I feel she earned the YW medallion a thousand times over just because of how she lived her life!

Kailee Ann Fullmer: Prayers and love go to the family of Tiffany Anne Scott Janis today. She is one of the most amazing women I have ever met. She made girls camp so fun and always kept in touch. She loved everyone she saw and everyone loved her. She will always have a special place in my heart Rest in Peace Sister Janis and we will see you again soon.

Candice Hughes: Tiffany Anne Scott Janis thank you for being a true example of love and charity. Until we meet again at Jesus feet, my sweet friend. You will be missed.

Lori Bulloch‎: December 21, 2014: Members of the Katy 2nd Ward and Katy Texas Stake gathered to sing to Tiffany the Sunday before Christmas. It was such a tender experience. When Spencer opened the door, he looked toward his Mom behind him then told us, “She wants you to come in!” We poured into the living room, wove around into the kitchen, and lined the stairs and balcony. Tiffany looked as happy as a little girl on Christmas morning. Every time she caught a glimpse of a beloved face in the crowd, a smile would light up her face. At some point, it was announced, “It’s Tiffany and Damon’s anniversary today” which made it more sweet to see her turning back to smile at him. In some of these photos, the singers are looking up. I can’t help but think we were joined by angels that night. I know for sure we were in the presence of one. We Love You, Tiffany!!

April Boulter Young: This morning as we were ringing in the new year, a very dear friend of mine was graduating from this life into the next. Tiffany is one of the most amazing women I have ever known. She has always been an example of living her faith, even when things got hard. I will forever be indebted to her for the example that she was and will always be to me. My prayers are with her family at the start of this new year as they all transition to this new chapter of their lives. She is free from pain and will be an amazing asset in heaven.

Cindy Hallows-Acord: Elder Taylor Janis, we sure do love you and appreciate the service you have given the people of AZ. Your mother must have been an angel on earth also to have raised such a wonderful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Jane Butler Hall: My heart is breaking someone so dear and wonderful died this morning and she will be missed terribly by so many not the least of which is her dear family. So sorry for your loss.

Damon Janis Jr: I have my mom for everything. I can’t say how grateful I am for her and what she’s done for me. It was a miracle that she could come to the wedding. I will always love and miss her. She passed on to the other side early this morning with the new year, but I am at peace because I know she will always be my mom and I will be with her again.

Jeanne Olsen Johnson: May you find peace and comfort, Damon. She was an angel and your family is very loved.

Tara Lyn Trotter: You’re mom is an incredible lady. She is such a beautiful person and has blessed so many lives. Prayers for your family!

Anne Santos: That is one of the moments she fought so hard to stay alive for. Your Mom, her life’s work, your family–are part of the world’s true treasures.

Lori Malick: Damon, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Your mom is a true treasure and will be greatly missed. I learned a lot from her when I was her visiting teacher.

Amy Lichfield Bowman: What a beautiful picture! I know we’ve never met, but your mother spoke so lovingly of you! You have brought her such joy and to be able to attend your wedding was the perfect way to finish an incredible life. I am so grateful to have met your mother. She has blessed and touched my heart and life. Sending love from the AZ Bowman family. What a joyous reunion we have to look forward to in Christ!

Elizabeth Noyes Kamp: Beautiful Tiffany. Singing with her was a gift. She will be missed greatly. Love to your family.

Cheryl Womack Larsen: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel so privileged to have known your mother. I learned so much from her. I am so grateful that she was able to be there for your special day!

Cindy Sorenson Morris: I love this picture. Tiffany has a bright countenance that radiates the joy she felt in that moment and the Christlike life she lived. I treasure all my memories with her and the great blessing it was to share our testimonies together through song. She is a treasured, dear friend.

Emily Allen: Praying for your family. Your mom is so beautiful inside and out. It’s so wonderful that she was able to be at your wedding. Love you all.

Eileen Riley: Your mom was an angel on earth . She will be sorely missed and. I love her now more than ever

McKell Toolson Allen: What a woman. This picture makes me so happy! She got her wish:)

Marilyn J. Johnson: I love your mother. She and I shared a great deal during piano lessons. Often she was my teacher. I will think of her whenever I hear Kabalevsky’s A Short Story. She played it with such feeling.

Debra Altice: So sorry to hear this Damon. Your mom was an amazing woman and I was blessed to have known her!! So happy she was able to attend your wedding!

Mark Hansen Scott: I will miss my cousin Tiffany. I pray for the Janis family. Tiffany was always a really good kid.

Mei Li Evans Moore: You made it, Tiffany! True eternal motherly love to fight to live to see her oldest son married–how blessed and holy is this sweet picture

Marilyn Johnson: My dear friend and student passed away this morning from colon cancer. For years Tiffany Anne Scott Janis came with her five children from Katy, TX (45-60 minute drive each way) each week. After a hiatus Tiffany and her youngest, Emily, resumed lessons again. Tiffany loved music. She taught me many things, including her interpretations of Satie’s Gymnopedie and Kabalevsky’s A Short Story. It forever changed how I play and teach those pieces. Tiffany was an important person in my life. I feel God brought us together through music, but gave us so much more. My heart breaks for her devoted husband and five beautiful children. My prayers are with them.

Beverly Kloesel: I am so sorry to hear this! I remember Tiffany and her family from years ago. It was inspiring to see her take lessons as an adult and to see her play selections with her children at recitals. This news breaks my heart but I thank you for sharing so that we may join you in prayer. :***(

Barbara Handshy Anderson: My dear, sweet friend Tiffany Janis passed away early this morning. My heart is broken that I will not have the opportunity to associate with this choice and elect lady again in this life. She is one of the most Christlike people I have ever known. God be with you, Tiffany, until we meet at Jesus’ feet.

Kea Kratzer Hunter: Shelby, i will never forget her infectious smile.

Jason P Behunin: So sorry to hear about Tiffany. I remember her having a ton of enthusiasm for life. She wanted to be involved in everything at school and church. Praying for you guys.

Tracy Lowe Rios: Beautiful Tiffany. She was my absolute favorite babysitter. I was so inspired by her devotion to Damon while he was on his mission & her unwavering faith. She was such a cool, fun, enthusiastic girl. I can only imagine the wife & mother she became. My love to you & her family.

Cari Prince Roundy: I’m so sorry Shelby, I don’t know you, but I knew Tiffany. She moved into our ward when she moved down to Texas and I loved her immediately! She was kind and compassionate and a super mom who could tackle anything. When the ward split, I only saw her occasionally, but always felt her love and friendship whenever we ran into each other… The last time I saw her was at our Strengthening Family Class and she told me about her cancer and her plan to beat it. I was so proud of her tenacity, strength and courage to battle cancer the way she did. I’m so sorry for your loss, especially on your birthday. You and all those who loved Tiffany are in my prayers…

Gary Malmberg: Shelby, I am so sorry for your loss. Tiffany was always a great example and very kind. My prayers are with you.

Julie Worrells Busco: I am so sorry to hear of Tiffany’s passing. My heart goes out to the family she temporarily leaves behind. What a great example of goodness she always was for me. I loved her laughter and happiness.

Jeanette Lowe Millward: Shelby and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have the best memories of Tiffany. I really looked up to her. I loved her laugh and her wonderful example. Tiffany and Damon’s love story is still one of my favorites. My favorite memories of Tiffany are of her reporting on the news from Temple Pageant, where she was falling in love a boy from Morgan Hill! She came over one day and was over the moon because she got to put his stage makeup on and got to touch his face. I can still hear her saying this! I also remember running into her on the BYU campus when she had her brand new (first) baby, and she was so happy.

Jennifer Simms Hansen: This is the face of a fiercely passionate woman of unyielding Faith. I will miss my dear friend Tiffany but will continue to be inspired forever by her example! I love you Tiffany Janis!

Pamela Bird Morris: So sorry to hear this! Tiffany was a special, kind person!

Rachel Hart Shaffer: She was amazing. Her faith was amazing. What a phenomenal woman she was. God is lucky today to have her home.

Melissa Rose Crowder: She was my first friend in Katy. An amazing woman

Mei Li Evans Moore: My dearest bestest friend, faith and passion and laughter and love are hers How we will miss her but thank goodness I know I will hug her again and sit next to her and laugh and squeeze her hand. This makes the pain bearable and understanding-I love you Tiffany! And thanks so much Jennifer for being there for her–you are an angel, too.

Sheryl Long: One of my dearest friends left this world last night quietly and peacefully. May the Lord be with her family. I will miss you Tiffany Janis. Thank you Heavenly Father for allowing me to know such an amazing person.

Charity Scott Bartholomew: My beautiful cousin past away this morning. She was such a wonderful and kind person. Her husband chartered a flight to utah on Saturday for her son’s wedding and her other son got to come home from his mission to hug her one last time last night. I love this family! God bless you all!

Melody Barber: I, too, am shedding tears for Tiffany today. I knew her when they lived here, and after they moved, I became good friends with a sister-in-law. What a great woman she is. I will miss her.

Elaine Janis: My aunt Tiffany passed away tonight. I loved her so much and I am so happy that she is at peace. She will always hold a special place in my heart. She was truly one of the best people I have every know. I am so happy that I got to see her this last weekend.

Amy Lichfield Bowman: I am thankful to have known such an incredible woman! She has blessed my life. I am so sad for the loved ones she leaves behind and am grateful to know that families are forever. The Bowmans are sending our love and condolences.

Tay-Irina Kratzer:  Deepest condolences!
I remember Tiffany from the teen years. Tiffany was soft on the eyes . . . and loud on the ears. She was easy with a laugh, and would even coax you into laughing at yourself, if it was warranted. She was often in the limelight, not always because she sought it, but because she deserved it. She stood out! She was different. She knew a lot more than most of us teenagers, because she was in much closer touch with the divine. She was humble and virtuous.
I have a special Tiffany story. Shortly after high school, I was drifting in my life. I went to see Tiffany, just because I knew she was kind enough to see me unannounced. She went into her room and I watched from the door as she showed me a poster paper in which she had made a grid and had a square for each day of Damon’s mission. She had a color coding system for different events in Damon’s mission. One star for each day that had gone by. A different colored star for a day in which she got a letter from him. And another colored star for when the letter announced a new baptism.
I was deeply touched by this physical display of love, devotion and faith. And I was envious of Damon too I served a mission later on, which was quite a life changer. I cannot recall all of the motivations for taking this step, but I feel quite sure that Tiffany’s display of faith had something to do with it.
My deepest sympathies go to her family …. and yet I know that since you knew Tiffany and were in her care and tutilage for so long, you must also be experiencing a certain kind of peace that passes all understanding.
Warm Regards
Tay Tay-Irina Kratzer

Jana Rice: What a blessing to sit st the feet of someone so close to heaven. All who met Tiffany were touched by her spiritual strength and optimism. When she was relief society president she was one of those people I always felt like I should listen up any time she talked because she was going to share something meaningful. She was always wise, kind and an example of pure love for God. We will all miss her, but I have to believe that Heavenly Father has big things in mind for her on the other side. All my love to her entire family

Jet Cooper: I just wanted to post a few of my memories of Tiffany Anne Scott Janis (I hope that is ok). Whether it was teaching me to make homemade almond milk, or answering my questions about homeschooling, I will always cherish the talks I was able to have with her. Long before Tiffany was ever diagnosed with anything and health was probably her last concern, we had a discussion about homeschooling. We talked about how some people think that those taught in the home are missing the opportunity to practice what is taught. But then she flat out said, “I will never regret the time I spent with my kids! That’s time I got to spend with them and I would do it all over again!” Those words will always echo in my mind of the love she had for her family and just how precious it is! I also never got to tell her how much I admired her willingness and devotion to serve others and that Tiffany is the reason why I got the nerve to give a dear friend of mine Christine LaRocco, the book of mormon. She taught a wonderful lesson several years ago about missionary work. She made these cute gift bags and put book of mormons in them. She said the scriptures were a gift and that we should give them out and treat them like the gift that they are. Several years later, When I felt impressed to give Christine a book of mormon I felt afraid and worried of what she would think. For whatever reason, sometimes it’s easier to share the gospel with a complete stranger than it is a friend. But I remembered Tiffany’s lesson. I wrote my testimony in that book and put it in a gift bag with tissue paper and decided to treat it like the gift that it is. I gave Christine her gift and I’ll never forget the day that Christine came over to my house and said, “you know that book you gave me? well I finally opened it. I started reading it and Rocky can’t put it down.” Thank you Tiffany for your inspiration, your teachings and examples, and for giving me the confidence to share a gift with a friend!