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Hi I'm Debbie

I come from California, I am a wife and a mother to four sons, and grandmother to four precious grandchildren and I Love My Life!!

About Me

I came from a household where I was the only child at home... so when I married at 19 the first and only thing I wanted in life beside my loving husband was a house full of children. Within the first 5 years of my marriage I had three children... ALL BOYS!! I didn't know then what a priviledge it would be to be a mother to such awesome children. Because of the fact that I lost my parents to death at such a young age I have grown to appreciate my family and plan to make sure my family knows how I feel about them. Family is very important to me. I am into motherhood, and family life and one of my hobbies is genealogy, where I keep track of my family members from back in the day and currently. I used to love to cross stitch... and do any type of hand work, but then my eyesight went bad... so now I just look at those types of things and just appreciate them instead of making them!!

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned earlier... I lost my parents at a young age. At the time I had not been raised with any spiritual upbringing at all. I believed in God and Jesus Christ, but I didn't even know what that really meant. I married at 19 and started a family right away. I had three sons in the first 5 years of my marriage. I had never felt this type of love before and as the boys grew I didn't want the same things and confussion that I had as a child to happen to them. I knew that we needed to provide for them some sort of solid foundation that they could hold onto in case something happened to us. We had joined several churches looking for something of worth to help us as we travel through our lives here on the earth. I had a friend at one time who was a member of the church.. she told me about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and their belief about the family and this really interested me. I was fascinated by the fact that the church taught that we will see and know our departed family members again and live as a family for eternity. This is something that I needed to hear about. We invited the missionaries over to tell us more and after many days of more and more teaching the spirit was so strong that we knew this new information was something that we needed in our life and our childrens lives. This is just an example of one thing that was taught to me that every part of my being new was true. I remembered back to the time of my parents death and feeling alone and wondering why a God would take away the very people responsible for my birth on the earth away forever and leaving me here alone to fend for myself. I now understand that He didn't do this to me, that this happened and I was never left alone, He was always there beside me... I had to realize it and invite it into my life. I am so thankful for the teachings of the church, for the covenants and blessings that are mine and my families.

How I live my faith

I have spent the last 22 years of my life teaching the doctrine of the church to my children giving them the knowledge that was missing from my life as a child and as I have done this I have learned total faith in it, faith in Jesus Christ and faith that Heavenly Father is there and does know each of us individually. He does love us and wants the best for each of us. He has made promises to us His children and by faith we can do what is asked of us. It's so very encouaging to know these things, it makes the things that are asked of us so worthy of our time. I sometimes think back to when I didn't have any of this and it seems so unreal to me... I feel so loved and special to God and I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to hear about the gospel and understand that He is inviting me and all of us to listen and learn about all the things that He has promised us.