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Hi I'm Deborah

I grew up in Alabama & moved to Georgia. I've never lived in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 50+ years old and I'm a Mom and Grandmom. I have 5 living children and 1 precious son in heaven. My kids range in age from teenage to early 30's. I have a lovely daughter-in-law and 4 darling grandchildren (so far). I've been married for 30+ years to the same man. My family is vital to my life and what keeps me centered each day. ♥ I have many interests that I have developed over the years--computer research, reading, and exercise walking are a few of them. I've been a volunteer often--room mom, cub scouts, etc. Really, I can't imagine a day with nothing to do!

Why I am a Mormon

Yes, I have ancestors who crossed the plains with the pioneers. So how'd I end up in Georgia and Alabama, right? Just lucky, I guess! The gospel as taught in this church is true. I know it. I've had many answers from God that have tenderly told me: "You are my daughter" but one stands out as life-changing.... Many years ago when our precious second child was born, he had a severe birth defect that caused bleeding on his brain & spine. It was a shock. He was born full-term in a very difficult delivery. He had 3 surgeries--including a brain surgery--during his very short life. At first we prayed with great faith that he live and we asked for our friends and family to pray for that also. We felt the strength of those prayers keeping him alive. The faith of our fellow friends and saints sustained us and him--we knew it. After his third surgery, when we saw how he struggled so terribly, we knew something had to change. We finally asked our bishop, the leader of our congregation, to ask that everyone just pray that 'the Lord's will be done.' We knew a miracle could still technically happen, but we just wanted what was best for our son. That was Sunday; by the next morning, we could tell he was no longer with us. Though grieving, we felt the calm reassurance of our Savior telling us that our baby would be okay now. Because we were married in the temple, our son is sealed to us forever (as are ALL of our children) and that comforts me even now. There are days I still weep over not having my child with me, but I know he will be mine again one day. I know he will rise again in the resurrection and my husband and I will be able to have him back. I know Christ died for me. He still lives for each one of us and shows us the way to go back to live with our Father in Heaven. We will all be freely resurrected again because of Jesus. How dearly I value the eternal sealing of families in the temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are so very blessed. ♥

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by starting and ending it with prayer. I find time to read the scriptures and see what God might want me to learn from those, too. I have loved teaching the youngest members of our church they love you so much! When Christ said, "Let the little ones come unto me." I completely understand what he was talking about! I want them to come to me, too. I recently worked on an administrative level with several congregational units in our church over the children's organization known as 'Primary'. It was great to work with the children and help train and get to know the congregational level leaders. Of course I learned much more than they did--it was such a marvelous blessing to me! I have served in many other capacities such as teaching teenage girls ('young women' as we lovingly call them). I am currently helping with the adult women's organization on a single congregational level. I help lead a wonderful group of women we call a 'relief society'. It feels good to know I've been asked to use my talents and that I've been needed in so many different ways. ♥ I love being asked to serve. I know I'm needed and every woman is needed. It's great to be a part of this organization. Women are needed just as much as men. We truly belong. ♥