Hi I'm Debbi
I am a stay at home mom. I type one handed because the other one is always holding/helping/cooking/cleaning. Before becoming a mom I worked in Public Relations. I enjoy writing, reading, crafting and entertaining. Right now my greatest joys are: staying up way too late talking with my husband, holding the hand of my seven year old because he still lets me, exploring the world with my four year old, watching my two year old, "do it herself!", and listening to my one year old laugh. And at the end of the day, we all have a dance party in the living room. My husband and I fell in love and got married 11 years ago and we've been in school ever since. He is currently in his last year of medical residency, so that means lots of long hours, on both our parts. But despite the long hours and tight budget, I’ve decided that memories can’t wait. I love being creative and finding ways we can enjoy being family together during this hectic time in our lives. We are looking forward to next year when we can finally say we aren't "students" any more! I take care of our family of six the best that I can. We aren’t perfect, in fact, sometimes we are loud and crazy, but I love my family. I love being a wife. It's taken me a couple years (and kids) to figure it out, but nothing makes me happier than being a stay at home mom. I can't imagine living this life any other way.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born and raised in the Mormon faith. In my teenage years I started to challenge my beliefs, and when I was 18 I found myself at a cross road in my life. I could live my life and stay active in my church, or I could not. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and see for myself what I thought. I read it and prayed everyday. It didn’t take long for me to discover that I knew what I was reading was true. I’m a Mormon today because 13 years ago I felt the spirit. I now try and live my life so that I can feel that same spirit every day.
How I live my faith
Service is a large part of how I live my faith. I currently serve in a presidency of our women’s organization where I oversee and organize activities we have each month. I had a friend ask me once why I spent so much time organizing these activities for my church; didn’t my family keep me busy enough? Yes, my family keeps me busy, but I love making time in my day to serve the women and families in our congregation. I truly find joy serving them. I find that when I am serving these women that I am blessed in my roles as a wife and mother. I also live my faith by serving and teaching my family. I love spending time each day reading and teaching stories from the Bible and The Book of Mormon. We hold a family night each week where we have songs, activities and lessons about the gospel.