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Hi I'm Debbie

I am a mother of 6, grandmother of 11 grandsons, love to play the piano, live in Boise, ID and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a mother of 6 and a grandmother of 11 grandsons. I have always been very involved in teaching my children and being a part of their education. I participated in Joy School with all 6 children. I taught each of them how to play the piano. And I was a taxi mom for so many years taking them to dance, soccer, gymnastic, basketball, etc. lessons and attending as many of those events as possible. I love to play the piano, cross stitch, cook, and read. Now that 4 of my 6 children are married I seem to finally have some time to enjoy these hobbies. I have a very kind and loving husband who has been very involved in Scouting and Church callings. We have tried to have a "fun" family vacation every year, and several of them have been camping and learning to appreciate our beautiful world we live in. Weekly Family Home Evening was something the kids looked forward to and it always included a lesson, games, and a treat. Daily family scripture study was also a tradition we enjoyed. These wonderful traditions helped my children to become the outstanding adults they are today.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel makes so much sense to me. It is a plan of happiness that I can relate to and helps me to become the best that I can be. The gospel teaches me that God lives, God loves, and God speaks. The heavens are open today and I can receive personal revelation. The gospel also stresses the importance of family and in our world today that is something that needs strengthening. The gospel answers the basic questions of where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. And that's why I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by accepting callings in the church. Our church relies on those who are willing to freely serve to meet the needs of the congregation. For the first 21 years of my married life I served in the Primary (3-11 year olds), every calling from pianist, nursery leader, teacher, cub scout den mother, achievement day leader, 2nd and 1st counselor and President. I thoroughly loved serving in the Primary and feeling the faith of the children. I was then asked to serve as a Laurel Advisor in the Young Women organization (12-18 year olds) for 3 years. This was a very busy calling but one I enjoyed and hope the Young Women I served knew I loved them. I then had the opportunity to serve as Compassionate Service leader in the Relief Society organization (18+ aged women). This helped me realize how willing the women were to help others and give of their time and resources. For the past 4 years I have served as the Organist for our congregation. I had never played the organ before when I was asked to fulfill this calling. With much fear, I accepted and practiced hard to try and overcome this fear. The Lord has always helped me to fulfill my callings. I have also been very supportive with my husband with the many time consuming calls he has been willing to accept. I feel that by serving this has helped to teach my children to follow in the Savior's steps just as he served others.