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Hi I'm Diane McFarlin

I love to swim, make quilts, and work in the garden I have 3 sons and 1 daughter. I love the the scriptures. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 4 children ~ 3 boys and 1 girl. The two youngest boys have different disabilities. The oldest is autistic, but has accomplished far more than I had imagined. The youngest has a variety of challenges, but he is that sweet sprit that keeps everyone in our home on the right track. I love to sew and learning to make quilts has been so fun. I work in the school district as a paraprofessional. I have worked with severely handicapped and autistic students. I love them so much. I love math and enjoy tutoring in math as well. I grew up in Colorado and was blessed with fabulous church leaders that strengthened my testimony. I swim and enjoy working out, although I am still trying to "like" running. My husband and I have been married for 30 years...that is amazing!! I am so grateful for my family...they are my greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was the only one in my family that was active. I don't know why I was active ~ my parents did not make me go to church, but they did not hold me back either. I wanted to be at church. I loved the feeling I had when I was there. I loved the friendships I made and I am so eternally grateful to Young Women leaders who shaped my life and helped me to make decisions that led me to the temple. I love the simplistic nature of the gospel. You do not need to have a PhD or masters degree to understand the gospel. We are each at a different level of understanding. We each focus on different topics of the gospel or different scriptures as we move along this amazing life. I love the peace the gospel brings to my life, and the assurance it gives me. I know that if I do my best my Heavenly Father is smiling at me. I know I can repent of my mistakes and that is the greatest blessing. I love the scriptures, partaking of the sacrament, visiting teaching, and being taught by little children.

How I live my faith

At this time I am teaching the sisters in our ward. I also conduct music in sacrament meeting. I love music. It is very calming to me and allows the spirit to be in our home. I love to teach. I feel that I always learn more than anyone I teach. The interaction between my friends when I teach is so fun. We laugh or cry, depending on the topic. Teaching has helped me to study my scriptures more. They are so important to me. I help with visiting teaching too. As I have walked through different experiences in life, I have gained a testimony of visiting teaching. I am beginning to understand why it is so important. There are so many needs in our different wards. Some sisters think they must walk through challenges alone, that no one cares ~ but it is not true. Blessing my life as a visiting teacher has allowed me to see how much the Savior loves each of us. He knows our individual needs and he loves us individually. He truly does. I love the gospel and am so grateful for the atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I love him.