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Hi I'm Dian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have 3 children. They are out of the nest and have families of their own. I have 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild soon. They are so wonderful. I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. I lived most of my childhood on a farm. We lived close to the Wyoming border with large beautiful mountains all around us. I didn't fully appreciate the beauty of the place where I grew up until I was older and on my own. My parents had limited eduation and education was always emphasized. I was able to go to college and become a high school teacher. I taught commercial subjects such as typing and shorthand--all of which are now obsolete. I later received a master's degree in counseling and worked as a guidance counselor for some time. It was very rewarding. I married when I was 24. Because of schooling and work we have lived in Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Texas, Lousiana and Arizona. I have loved every place I have lived. For more than 20 years I have worked either full time or part time for a real estate developer. I have managed about 100,000 sq feet of office space and currently I am retired but working 2 days each week as his assistant doing whatever is needed. It's been a good job and keeps me out of trouble. I love being busy. I love to sew, arrange flowers, garden, cook, read, decorate, and almost anything that is creative. I love to entertain my family and visit with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon Church. My parents were very active members and religion was the center of our home. So I received all the basic teachings as a child. It was a healthy, happy life. However, I did not become fully converted to Mormonism until I was married, had a family of my own and had been knocked down a few times. I was well into my 30's before I was truly converted to Mormonism. As a teenager and young adult I rebelled against what I thought was the strict standards of my parents and went my own way--a decision that has caused me serious problems and pain. I married a wonderful man who was also raised Mormon but had left the religion as had I. He has never fully embraced Mormonism as I have. As I raised my children I wanted them to have the wonderful life I had as a child. I became semiactive and as time passed I found that I wanted this wonderful religion for my children as well as for myself. Through the years I have become fully converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took me a long time, but I am so glad that I made that decision. I do not know what I would do without my testimony of my Savior. It is truly peace and comfort.

How I live my faith

Through the years I have worked with all age groups in the LDS Church. There are wonderful activities for children, teenagers, young adults and adult members. You never feel alone. You are part of a large family that care for you and about you. There is a great spirit of caring for others. Each time I do a little somelthing for someone else it come back to me. Charity is the greatest feeling. Don't get me wrong. This is not a freeloading situation. Everyone works hard at becoming self-reliant. We help ourselves and those around us to be so. I have many friends in and out of the Church. I think being a Mormon and trying to live a Christ centered life has helped me become a better person. We are a family oriented Church. I love that and the family is the most important part of my life. I am constantly learning of ways to enhance our family and help others. Following Church guidelines helps me be a better neighbor, friend, wife, mother and grandmother. It is a great way to live. I wish everyone could have the joy I feel from my Savior as a member of His Church.