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Hi I'm Diane

I grew up in Palo Alto, California. For the past twenty years we have lived in Auburn, Washington. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with degrees in Family and Consumer Science. I teach high school classes of culinary arts, child development, and health. Teaching is rewarding but it is challenging and too time consuming. I enjoy cooking, sewing, hiking and being a mother and grandmother. My husband and I have been married 30 years. We have four daughters, two son-in-laws, and two grandsons. Our married daughters live out of state, so we relish our visits to their families.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the youngest of seven children. Although my parents and sibilings are members of the Mormon Church, I made my own decisions. When I was baptized at 8-years-old, I was so happy I felt like I could fly. I had never felt such peace and joy. I remember telling my father that evening that I couldn't see how anyone would want to sin. I truly felt a change of heart and wanted to keep the commandments. As I grew older, I had some dramatic answers to prayers. I knew the Lord loved me and was guiding me. It helped me make good choices. I am so thankful to know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. In such a turbulent world, I continue to depend on the peace and guidance I receive through personal prayer, scripture study and temple attendance. I have received many witnesses of the truthfulness of the First Vision, the Book of Mormon and the life and mission of our Savior. I feel at peace and strengthened through all my challenges.

How I live my faith

In our ward, I serve as the Music Chairman. I choose the songs to sing in Sacrament Meeting and conduct the music. I am not real musically inclined, but the Lord has helped me learn how to conduct. Also, I help serve as a church librarian on Sundays. I help teachers by getting appropriate pictures, DVDs, copies and other teaching materials. Another way I help is by visiting four ladies in our ward (or congregation) at least monthly. I try to be their friend and provide support in any way that I can. It is amazing how important it is to develop strong friendships.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

When my mother passed away, I felt overcome with grief. I knew that her physical body had died and that her spirit was in the spirit world. But still, I would miss her terribly. Right before the funeral began, I was grief stricken. Then suddenly I felt an overwhelming peace! I knew my mother was where she needed to be and that all was well. I would see her again after this life. Sometime after her death, her spirit and body will be reunited. This is called resurrection--made possible by the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less