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Hi I'm Dulsanna.

I love my family, friends and faith—they mean everything to me.

About Me

I am a wife, and mother of four sons living in four different states. I get to be a grandma for the first time—and twice—this year! I am a graphic designer and love anything creative. I like walk outside, do Zumba, yoga, and strength training for fitness. I enjoy reading and sewing, especially recycling projects and quilting. I love learning. And I blog to digitally record our family memories. 

Why I am a Mormon

After being married 20 years and not having children, my parents decided to adopt. Just before I was adopted as a newborn, my parents decided to join the church. After we moved to a new area, I was invited to come to the church meetings by my church teacher, as my parents weren't attending. I felt, even as a child, that this was what I should do. It helped me through some very difficult family situations. I believe that my Father in Heaven has protected me and watched over me many times in my life.

How I live my faith

I do my best to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I try to develop these characteristics in my own life. To be aware of the struggles of others and help them as I can, teaches me to be less self-centered. I definitely have a long way to go, but keep trying. I do my best to fulfill my assigned church duties. I have worked as a teacher for ages toddler through elderly. I have worked in the children's and women's organizations of the church in the past. Currently I am serving as a secretary to wonderful women who are leading the youth women ages 12-18 to develop values that will support them all of their life. We all take turns with different church jobs, to have faith to learn as we go sometimes in areas where we have no experience, and to give our time voluntarily. As we pray over these assignments, and do our best to serve, we are blessed with great experiences and growth. 

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

When you study the life of Jesus Christ, he set an example for us to follow. We are to come to earth, learn through life's trials and experiences, and return to our Father in Heaven. After birth, the next step in our life course is to learn to obey and follow Christ. When we are baptized, we commit to beginning on the path back to God. We promise to take the name of Christ upon us—to be a Christians. He promises us that we can have the Spirit—the Holy Ghost—to be with us if we do our best to follow His teachings. This will help us make the best decisions, to chose the right, to chose good over evil; and to guide us back to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything around us shows that there is a God—the splendor and variety in nature, the kindness of others, the universe, our magnificent bodies. There is order—with the day, the seasons, our life cycle. We know deep in our soul that there is more to life than 24 hours in each day, a limited number of years allotted to each human being. If we have held a newborn baby, the hand of an aged person, or lost someone we loved to death, we know that there is more. We are eternal beings. We believe—have faith—that our spirits continue.   Show more Show less