Hi I'm Debbie!
I have given birth to 7 wonderful children, and have 10 grandkids, ranging in age from 10 months to 12 years old. I love sending them presents and always get teased because I tend to get birthday and holiday gifts to them late. YIKES! I was in the USAF from 1980 to 1982, enlisting at 17. I love animals, and have had a number of dogs. My hobbies include, but are not limited to, cooking, planting, collecting stuff, travelling, talking to grandbabies on SKYPE and reading nonfiction. I have lived overseas as a military spouse and travelled to Sicily, Germany, and England. I love domestic and overseas travel and learning languages. I have always wanted to be a doctor or a midwife, but am planning to go to school soon to do *something* in the medical field. About a year and a half ago I underwent a left below knee amputation. I began physical therapy soon after and was able to walk using a prosthetic within six weeks of surgery. My children were very supportive of me during healing, and gave me so many reasons to heal and move on quickly. I love nature and exploring riverbeds and other fun places like that.
Why I am a Mormon
I joined the church in 1995. I had been surrounded by Mormons all my life, but never really became familiar with it in detail until I began to babysit for a Mormon family. I loved the committment of the family to each other. I was invited to church by both them and a new friend I had made. I loved the closeness of the families and yearned for that and the committment of the members to their families and their ward families. It felt wonderful to be accepted by the ward. I still feel that in my new ward family. Its amazing the spirit you feel in the church.
How I live my faith
I have a calling in the Family History Center that I enjoy immensely. I've always been interested in genealogy, but helping others learn where they have come from gives me great joy. I enjoy partipating in the holiday activities and the women's group activities.