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Hi I'm Dana

I'm a Mormon. I am a young grandmother, it is a joy to be a wife, mother and grandmother.

About Me

I love children but especially preschool age children. I spent 20 years working part time with special needs preschool children. I love their sweet, innocent candor, and their joy for the simple things in life. I enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, swimming, and playing with my grandchildren. I have been married for 34 years to the man of my life. Being a wife, mother, and grandmother brings a great deal of joy and satisfaction to my life. I try to stay healthy and active by going to the community gym exercise classes and by trying to eat right. I want to continue to enjoy life to the fullest. I love music and the way it lifts my soul. I have enjoyed in the past participating in community theater and also watching others perform. I love going to church and participating in the many activities offered. My husband and I attend church with young single adults in a ward (congregation) of all single adults ages 18-30 years of age. We are in leadership positions where we get to serve the single adults. We have lots of fun activities during the week we can attend.

Why I am a Mormon

Short answer: It makes me happy! Long answer: I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a Mormon. I know who I am, where I came from, and where I will go when I pass from this life. Being an active member is fulfilling to me. Some people ask me how I could enjoy going to three hours of church each Sunday. I say it is a wonderful way to start my week. I look forward to attending with friends and loved ones. The faith of others inspire and uplift me. I feel my Saviors love and my own faith is increased as I worship each Sunday and try to fulfill my different responsibilities. I love the many opportunities that are given to grow, learn and serve in the church. Sometimes I may feel inadequate or out of my comfort zone, but at the same time I feel safe as I know the Lord knows me and is there to help as well as the great support of the members of my church. We are like a family each doing their best to contribute and help with the same purpose of heart. I don't know of any other church that spends more time, service, money, or effort for the youth, with that kind of support it was fairly easy raising my children in the ways of the Lord. I love being a member of our woman's organization. I have been a member of since I was 18 years of age. It has been such a support to me through all stages of life, as a young adult, as a very young mother, and now as I enter a new phase of retirement and caring for my elderly parents. Often times my husband and I have served together with the youth. I feel that because my husband and I share the same faith, values, and making the Lord a priority in our lives we can overcome almost any obstacle in life. That our children also can do the same as they carry the torch and are true to the faith that our parents have cherished. In the mixed up world we live in, I need the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our church is led by a Prophet of God on the Earth. We believe he receives revelation from God.

How I live my faith

It is my desire to do all I can to be a valiant daughter of God. I have learned it is through the simple daily things such as prayer, scripture study, diligence in keeping the commandments, that keep me safe and happy. I know by doing these things I can have the spirit of the Holy Ghost with me so I can receive personal revelation for me and my family. I strive to attend church each week and be actively involved in sharing what I know with others and doing my part to help my fellowmen to also to enjoy the same blessings I enjoy. I believe in miracles. I feel the Lord's hand in my life and try to recognize and give thanks for His tender mercies. I want to be an example of strong faith for my children and grandchildren. I know that even when I make wrong choices I can repent and try again. Hopefully some day I will be with my Savior and He will say "well done, my good and faithful servant."