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Hi I'm Diane

I'm a Mormon. I've moved 18 times in 35 years and everywhere I go the church is the same and I blessed with wonderful new friends.

About Me

I've been married over 35 years to my high school sweetheart. I have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. I have home schooled several of my children. I have been a Foster parent to teens and their babies. I love teaching them to be a loving parent to their children. One thing I share with my foster children is you can't change what happened to you in your life up to this time, but you can help what you become. Choose to be the best your can. I worked for over 35 years with children from preschool to high school. About 10 years ago I had a serious head injury and had to learn to retrain myself. After a couple year I went back to school and received my first college degree. I am presently attending college and hope to be a counselor for at risk students some day. I want to help them the same way people stepped up to help me when I was young.

Why I am a Mormon

I love my Savior. He is my best friend. The Church of Jesus Christ has helped me to know Him and my Heavenly Father better. My father died when I was 8 years old, after that my life was pretty rough. Although my father had joined the church when I was 3 years old, after he died I did not attend church very often. At 19 years of age I was married with two small children when two women from the church knocked on my door. They continued to visit me and encourage me. At the time I was drinking and would have anxiety. My husband worked nights and I was home alone many hours and would feel lonely and depressed. These women encouraged me to read The Book of Mormon and pray. As I did I received a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew the church was true and I wanted it in my life and my families lives. In the 35 years since then my husband's job has moved us 18 different times. Yet where ever I move the church is always there and waiting for me with people who reach out and make me feel welcome.

How I live my faith

I am the Family History Director of our local Family History Center. I am able to share my love of the gospel and assist others in finding their ancestors. Everyone in my community who meets me knows who I am in a very short time. I am always glad to share my identity which is a wife, mother, foster parent, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I pray daily. Every morning I study my scriptures and continue to learn more each time I read them. I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon all the way through 8 times. I study it personally and with my children and each time I learn something I did not see before.