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Hi I'm Daisy

I love football, targeting shooting, and I am crazy in love with my hubby. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my husband of 24 years just prior to him entering into the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne. While in service, we had two children, a boy and a girl, who are now grown. We spent the first 10 years of marriage in the service and experienced the many exciting adventures and challenges that came from my husband serving in the military, including two wars, Operation Just Cause in Panama and The First Gulf War. Since the military, our focus mainly centered around our children and their activies, until we became empty-nesters not too long ago. Since then we have traveled to Israel and have really enjoy spending one on one time together walking, going to the beach, and exploring new places. Our favorite family activity is target shooting; particularly hand guns, since we both have carried weapons in our occupations. We are often told that we need to write a book on our many crazy adventure's as a family. My greatest adventure is being a wife and mother to my amazing family. I feel I have learned so much more from them, then they ever will from me. We love having fun together and we are not afraid to be adventurous and try new things.

Why I am a Mormon

In my childhood, I was brought up in several different religions. I was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by my husband early on in our marriage. I wanted our child(ren) to know about their Savior, Jesus Christ, and felt prompted to find a religion that would teach them about Christ. My husband suggested that I meet with the Mormon missionaries. To be completely honest, I was not excited about this idea at all. I had been told many things about the Mormons and did not feel that the Mormon religion would be right for our family. I hesitantly agreed to meet with the missionaries more to prove them wrong, then for them to teach me about their religion. They came into our home week after week for about two months. They always answered all of my questions and dispelled many errors that I had been taught about the Mormons. I learned that Mormons have a strong belief in Jesus Christ and they taught the values that I wanted my children to grow up with. They taught me about God's plan for me and answered so many questions that were never fully explained by other religious doctrines that I had been taught. After many weeks of trying to prove them wrong, I was sitting in our living room with the missionaries and one of the Elder's began to bare his testimony to me. I experienced something in that moment that I had NEVER felt in all the years that I attended different churches. I felt the Holy Spirit of God, telling me that what these missionaries were teaching was TRUE. That there was something special about this church and this is where God wanting me and my family to go. I began this journey to find a church for my family to learn about the Savior, and that is exactly what I have found. I know without a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is TRUE. The doctrines that have been lost over the years have been restored and the confusion that exists in the world about what to believe are answered in this church.

How I live my faith

I am so grateful for the opportunities The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has given me to serve in the church and our communities. About a year ago, we moved several thousand miles away from our families and hometown, were my husband and I grew up. In our new ward (congregation), I was given the opportunity to be a leader in our women's organization. It has been such a blessing in my life. Not only did it make me feel a part of my new ward, but it also allowed me to grow spiritually as I have taught lesson's about the Savior and organized events to help teach gospel principles to the women to help them strengthen their homes and families. This year, I have also been able to volunteer in our community organized by the church, working with other Christian faiths, feeding the hungry, as well as, providing handmade quilts to the wounded warrior section of our local VA Hospital, which has particular meaning to me. My husband and I also serve in the temple once a week helping others as they come to worship in the temples. I love the temple! I feel so close to my Savior while I am there. Everything in the temple points us to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. One of the greatest days in my life was the day I was sealed (or married) to my sweetheart forever in the temple. It was about 10 years after my husband and I were married civilly. Everything about our marriage changed. It was in the temple, were we learned to unconditionally love each other, just as the Savior unconditionally loves us. Our marriage no longer lasted 'until death do you part', but for all time and eternity. Having an eternal perspective in our marriage, along with the covenants that we not only made with one another, but with God, unified our marriage in ways we could have never imagined. As we each individually grow closer to God, we are in fact growing closer to each other. Having the opportunity to help other's realize these same blessings is very special.