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Hi I'm Diane

I'm a grandmother, a quilter and I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married mother of 4 grown children and one deceased child, and the light of our eyes are our 8 grandchildren. I love quilting, reading and have found new enjoyment in my square foot garden. I just retired from working part-time in the real estate business as "support help" for both commercial and residential agents. My life is filled with a loving husband, good friends and family. I love to spend time in nature but find a real need for human contact.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a good family, being taught Mormon principles my whole life. When I married, my husband and I moved to Illinois. We were beginning a whole new life - separate and apart from our families and friends. As I began to make friends with people from all backgrounds, I saw a richness in diversity displayed in their actions, thinking and lifestyles. It was "choice" time. Did I truly believe those things I had been taught? I decided to find out. Rather than do all the things I had been told not to do - to see what happened, I chose to do all the things I had been taught to do - to see what happened. I began to see how often the Lord touched my life. I felt his presence when I was lonely. I saw my prayers answered in times of need. I felt the power of love emanating from others who followed Christ. But I needed to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet. Did I need to do more than just be a good Christian. I prayed and pondered. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time in my life. I served others as often as possible. I listened to how I felt. I was blessed with a beautiful sweet testimony that Joseph Smith was an ordinary young man who was called of God to do an extraordinary thing. I have not looked back from those experiences. I know I am doing what God wants me to do.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to serve in many ways in the church and within my circle of friends. My most enjoyable experiences have been working with the youth. I love the enthusiasm and energy they bring. I hope I have been able to bless their lives even a fraction of how they have blessed mine. I have also had the opportunity to work with the women of the church. We share a wonderful bond with one another. The bond we form is as if we are sisters. I have "sisters" who visit me each month. I know I can call on them for anything. They are a great strength to me. I am also blessed to have a "sister" who goes with me to visit 5 other "sisters" from our congregation. We try to meet with each of them at least once a month. I have grown to love them dearly. I have a sweet companion who is my best friend. As we kneel together, our love grows stronger and deeper. I love knowing we will be together forever. We lost a one year old child and I find such great comfort in knowing he will be ours forever and look forward to the opportunity when I will be able to build a relationship with him. How blessed I am when I follow the admonition of Christ "love one another". I believe he knew that if we would, it would be for our benefit as much as for those we love and serve.