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Hi I'm Holly Mistletoe Dain

I am an artistic and creative person with an independent and entrepreneurial spirit. I am a Mormon!

About Me

On October 12, 2007 I was laid off from a major bank during the collapse of the mortgage and banking industry. In 2008, I qualified for the retraining program and planned on finishing my 2 year Paralegal ATA in 6 quarters. In 2009, I was in a motorcycle accident that resulted in injury to my left leg. I was disabled. Nearly two and a half days of subsisting on an IV I was prepped for surgery. A titanium rod was placed in my leg from my knee to my ankle. After a year and a half and a second surgery to remove the pins that held the titanium rod in my leg I am walking and regained most of my mobility. I interned with a Family Law attorney and supplemented my income with an online business. I read a book on HTML5 and CSS3 which I completed in four days and built my own website around a lifetime dream of becoming a designer. Since then I have added additional tools, software and equipment to develop an online business. I am married. I have two sons and 4 grandchildren. My family brings me a joy that can only be surpassed by knowing my Heavenly Father. "Commit to be true to the Lord and to live by Faith when you cannot see the end from the beginning. Walk in the path of righteousness and you will grow in strength, understanding and self-esteem. You will discover hidden talents and unknown capacities." "Recognize that enduring happiness comes from what you are and not from what you have. Consistently live the truth you already know." Elder Richard G. Scott

Why I am a Mormon

The Lord has performed miracles in my life when I have felt unworthy of His generosity and continues to bless my life beyond my comprehension. He causes me to stand for His namesake and to live by the principles of my faith. His Holy Spirit has comforted me, taught me and guided me through all the trials, challenges and temptations that life has to offer to stand with my Him in spite of the opinion of men and to know the truth and divinity of His ministry. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet and servant of the Lord to bring to pass the restoration of His church upon the earth and continues to call prophets and apostles to guide and direct us in these latter days. I know that the translation of the Book of Mormon was inspired by the Lord and that Joseph Smith was an instrument in His hands to bring it to past. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was 12 years old when I was baptized and confirmed by the missionaries that came to our door. The church was implanted within me. I could not deny the prompting of the Spirit that this is the true church. Throughout my travels, I have visited many of our church buildings and temples and felt the same wonderful spirit, even when I became more worldly in my aspirations. The Lord saw fit to preserve me for His purposes and caused me to make some changes in my life that I may partake of His eternal Plan of Happiness. He has saved me from traumatic accidents that could have easily taken my life, that my pain and suffering and disabilities were temporary. He healed my body and my heart. He gave me the gift of life.

How I live my faith

One of my biggest personal accomplishments is becoming a Historical Records Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, having been called and assigned to a branch to serve people around the world in searching for their ancestors. In my ward and stake, I have been asked to utilize my artistic talents to do posters, marriage certificates and to provide art for our church programs. I have been called and set apart as a Ward Missionary and as an activities assistant for our women's auxiliary. I am part of the choir and teach whenever I am called upon. One of the most rewarding experiences I have had, but certainly not the biggest, was volunteering for the food bank and distributing food to those in need. I was impressed with the gratitude and humility of the people who were the recipients of produce and canned goods. Sometimes it was accepted with tears when your hand was stretched out to place vegetables and fruit into their bags. Although, there were many people of different languages and cultures there was an understanding that crossed all barriers. It did not matter what language was spoken, the words "thank you" was universal. I learned that we can make a difference in serving others. When I could not walk without the aid of a walker and moved slowly and deliberately, I drove myself to the temple as soon as I was able. I performed one of the sacred ordinances that takes place within its walls and felt the Holy Spirit testify to me that it is the one work that is not diminished by one's handicap. I gained a unique appreciation for the temple and all those who serve in the temples around the world and especially for those who are handicapped. I attend the temple often because I am able and know how much it meant to me when I was not.