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Hi I'm Deliese.

I write poetry that I don't let other people read. I love hiking in the mountains with our seven children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, I stay at home with our seven children. The oldest four are old enough for school, but we have chosen to home school. My days are filled with seemingly mundane tasks of housekeeping, piano lessons, soccer and football practice, as well as preparing, giving, and grading school lessons. But there are never as many dull moments as I wish for! Each child comes with a personality, and they know how to express themselves. It's a source of constant wonder (and some frustration) to be a part of their growth and development. Many people agree that birth is a miracle, but I find the growth of a child to be no less miraculous. When I make time for myself, I am sure to include reading. I enjoy scifi and fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction, the classics and just about everything else. I also have found that I enjoy crocheting, even though my work will never make it to a county fair. I do write poetry, but don't have the guts to let other people read it yet. When I really have some time, I like to play the string bass. Someday, I want to learn to play the piano and other instruments as well. Since we live in beautiful Colorado, we enjoy hiking together, walking in the neighborhood, or jumping on our trampoline. In the summer, we attempt a garden. We usually end up with way too many cucumbers! Life is busy but simple. I like it that way.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I wanted to be unified when it came to religion. We both knew our marriage and family would be stronger that way. When we started speaking with the missionaries, it was as if the were telling me things I'd never heard before, but I knew in my heart they were true. I knew that God wants his people to live their religion every day of the week, not just on Sundays. I knew that he wants us to know him for ourselves. I knew that we existed before we came to earth and that we had personalities. That particular truth has been confirmed to me with each child we've welcomed into our family. Each one came with their own personality. I suppose the best reason I can give you about why I'm a Mormon is to tell you that through the teachings of this church, I have felt the love of God like never before, and that feeling has continued to grow and deepen over the last 16 years that I've been a member. I understand things that I never could before. It has not only changed my life, it has changed who I am and who I am going to be. It has put me on the path back to God.

How I live my faith

Right now, I have the responsibility to teach the adult Sunday school class every other week. This is challenging, because I know that there are so many others who know more than I do. With seven children, it's also a challenge to find the time to study the material! I get up each morning a little earlier than I otherwise would so that I can have some quiet, uninterrupted time to focus my thoughts and study on the Savior, his teachings, and the teachings of his prophets and apostles. I pray that my own understanding can be enlightened, and that I can help meet the spiritual needs of those who will be attending the class. Each time I prepare a lesson, I learn again that the Lord is mindful of me. It is true that the person who prepares to teach a lesson usually learns more than the one attending that lesson. I'm so grateful for this opportunity to serve, learn, and grow.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

The family is central to our faith. We believe that we are all part of a family with Heavenly Father as the father of our spirits. We have the opportunity during our lives to be a part of a family. It is designed to be an opportunity to learn, teach, and grow together. Because families work so closely together, we experience many of our greatest challenges and joys in our families. We can each choose every day to build our family relationships, and have the strength and joy of family extend into eternity. Show more Show less