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Hi I'm Diane

I am a mother, grandmother and piano teacher. I am a Mormon. I am grateful for my faith. I feel blessed.

About Me

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. I was a Student Body Officer, Cheerleader, Choir accompanist and student choir director. I served as the Secretary of State for the Illini Girls State- Illinois. I am now a mother of six delightful children and grandmother to sixteen precious grandchildren. My children have married wonderful spouses and are now scattered across the country. Two have served our country overseas in war zones and have also served as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I used to teach over 50 piano students each week, but now am a church missionary. I love people. I feel blessed to associate with true friends and family members in meaningful ways. Our faith has been an anchor in developing Christlike attributes and characteristics. As a family we seek truth and light on our journey in mortality and look for to a glorious afterlife, even salvation and exhaltation.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read and studied the Book of Mormon, Bible, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. I have felt as if the Savior, Jesus Christ, has spoken to me through these inspired words. I have been given great hope in the life that will follow this life. I find much joy in striving to do good while living here in mortality. I feel that God has a plan and purpose for each of us, that we are not here by accident. His is the great Plan of Salvation, even the Plan of Happiness. I have watched others join the Mormon church and experience the great joy that has come from their choice to do so. Throughout my life I have received many evidences of God's love for me and of the truthfulness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is why I am a Mormon. I feel blessed.

How I live my faith

Being a musician, I've been quite involved in church music callings and responsibilities. As a church Choir Director our choir felt heaven touch earth through sacred music. I now serve as an organist for our congregation and as an adult Sunday School teacher. For almost twenty years I have been blessed to play the organ in one of our temples. There is much peace and love in the temple. When in the temple, I definitely feel that I am in the "House of the Lord." Visiting Teaching is a part of my life that involves women caring for each other through monthly visits and keeping in contact with each other. Christlike love and service shines through. In general I strive to BE GOOD and DO GOOD following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have found that this brings its own rewards. There is great joy in this.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are as varied as a beautiful flower garden. They are happy, bright, talented and engaged in good causes. We are free to choose to live full, rich and abundant lives. For those married, we work together in cooperation with our husbands in raising our children. We value men of valor, strength and virtue. Men value feminine women of virtue, kindness and love. We feel equal in the sight of God. We value each other for our differences and perspectives. It's great to be a woman in the Mormon faith. Show more Show less