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Hi I'm Dianne

I am a dance teacher, a wife, and a mom of four children. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been teaching dance for the last 22 years, specifically ballet. I enjoy the process of teaching and seeing the joy in children and adults as they learn. I have 3 boys and finally got a little girl this last year. My husband and I have been married for 18 years!

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 12. One of my best friends was a member of the church. My family has always been interested in family history and one year my parents took us to Salt Lake City to visit the LDS Family History Center. While in Utah we happened to run into my friend who was also there visiting with family. They invited me to spend the next day with them. They took me to Temple Square where I first was introduced to the Book of Mormon and received a copy. I promised I would read it but had no religious background and soon returned to my Nancy Drew books instead. Five years later I started dating a boy who was a member of the church and he asked if I would accept a Book of Mormon from him. I told him that I thought I had one, and sure enough I went home and found my copy. I attended a fireside a sunday evening meeting with him where a video called Our Heavenly Father's Plan was shown. It struck a cord with me. I had been raised to view nature with extreme reverence and had heard of God in Girl Scouts. That fall I went away to college and accepted the chance to meet with female missionaries. As they shared the doctrines of the church with me, my heart burned within me. I knew what they were sharing with me was true because I felt it strongly within me. I started to read the Book of Mormon at every free moment. I learned about my Savior Jesus Christ and his love, and atonement. I was filled with the love that my Savior has for me and felt that the things I read were true. I prayed about all of these things and felt my heart burn again. I was soon baptized as I knew that it was what Heavenly Father wanted me to do. I have now been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints longer than I have not been. It has been such a blessing in my life to know of my Savior and all He has done for me and for His unending and unfathomable love for me.

How I live my faith

I am a den leader in our ward's cubscout troupe. I work specifically with the 8 year old boys, of whom my youngest boy is a part. I have worked with cubscouts at other times when my older boys were in the program. I have tried to make our home a Christ centered home. We have a beautiful picture of the Savior hanging in the living room. Each sunday we attend our church meetings, and each monday (or sometimes sunday night if Dad is going to be out of town) night we gather as a family and talk about a gospel subject, sing our family song, read a scripture, and of course share a treat. Each night we gather as a family and read from the scriptures and say a prayer together. As our children have gotten older it has become a precious thing to gather together for these things. I am grateful for standards to teach my children and the opportunity for them to associate with people of similar standards. I encourage my children to reach outside of their comfort zone to find good friends of all faith, and to share their standards with others.