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Hi I'm Deirdre Lynn Davis

I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a learner. I am a teacher. I am an Art Historian. I love to wake board. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife (15 years) and a mother of five children . . a boy and 4 girls, 9 years old and younger. We have twins that are 5 yrs old. It took us 6 years for our son to come to our home - after years of infertility treatments and a failed attempt of INVITRO, we adopted our little boy. Our first miracle. Our first girl took almost 8 years to come into our lives. A second attempt at Invitro and our Second miracle came! 19 months later we tried invitro again and our twins were born. While we were trying for our family I taught seminary for 4 years and graduated with an ART HISTORY degree. I loved learning and I loved being in school. I would love to pursue my Masters in African Art History, but my time and season is to be home with my children. I love to blog about our life (www.dreanddrew.blogspot.com). I started our blog so the birth mother of our son could get to know us better. It worked and I have enjoyed maintaining it for posterity. I have also spent the last 10 years supporting my husband through medical school, residency, and a two year Retina Surgery Fellowship (All through the US ARMY) with 5 moves. It was been quite a journey these last 15 years. I have at times questioned my faith and have been tempted to give up many times. Through these trials my faith in Jesus Christ has been strengthened. He knows me. He loves me and He has blessed me in more ways than I could have even imagined. His perspective is so much greater than mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my grandfather and grandmother decided long ago to get baptized. I am grateful every day they made this decision. I grew up a Mormon from birth not fully appreciating what that meant. I am grateful for my parents, my young women leaders, my sunday school teachers, my seminary teachers, other MORMOM mentors who consistently helped me and taught me and reminded me of who I am. I am a daughter of God and I want to live with HIM again someday. This is his true church on the earth and because of all of them I know this now for myself. I am Mormon because I am not perfect and I need this church and Jesus Christ to help me change and improve. By going to church, going to the temple, by making and keeping sacred covenants with my family and my Father in Heaven, and by repenting daily, I know I can become perfect. It is through Jesus Christ and His Gospel that gives me this path of perfection. This Hope of a better world and a better ME.

How I live my faith

When i taught seminary for 4 years I studied the scriptures and prepared lessons to teach every day. I miss those days but those days prepared me for when I would continue teaching my children and teach in other callings. Those years taught me the importance of daily scripture study and daily worship, of daily praying and connecting with God through prayer. Our kids are so young, but the church reminds us that you are never to young to learn about Jesus. We love having Monday night Family Home Evening where we teach our children about JESUS. They know him, they know his face, when they see a picture of Him. It is wonderful watching them want to say their prayers. For me living my faith is daily getting up and not giving up. It is enduring through the bad and seeing the good and going to work applying what I am learning at chruch and in the scriptures. Living my faith is sharing the joy the gospel continues to bring me to others.