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Hi I'm Donna

I am the mom of 3 and grandma of 6 great kids. I love & support them through all the ups and downs in their lives - I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I am a wife, mom & grandma. I would do anything for my family. I love my job and I have been working for the the Church in facilities management since 1994. I love variety and change. I love to travel and enjoy beautiful scenery and marvel at the awesomeness of the earth that God created for us. My hobbies are gardening and photography. I am a fairly new amateur photographer, and I am having a great time learning all about my SLR camera and having a lot of creative fun with the editing programs. It is very complicated work and takes more than just an artistic ability. I love to see the results of a great image captured when 'all the stars align' - it is very rewarding and exciting. As far as my other hobby of gardening, well since I moved to the desert a few years ago, I am having a difficult time getting anything to grow that I plant. I used to live in a gardener's paradise, but now it's not so great for me, but I still try. Hopefully, someday when I retire I can have a small garden to have some fun with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, as my parents were both LDS. I had some rough times as a teenager so when I left home at 18, I also left the Church. After about 9 years of being very stubborn, having 2 failed marriages, and too much partying, I could see that I needed some help. I knew where I needed to be, and that was back at church with my 3 children. I took baby-steps, and it took a lot of prayer, faith, hope & study. I could finally feel the spirit so strong, even while singing hymns about Jesus Christ. Sometimes I felt the spirit so strongly that my heart would almost beat out of my chest. I knew I was in the right place, and I knew I wanted my kids to be there, too. This was over 20 years ago now, and I am as faithful as ever in my religion. I know that God lives and forgives, and loves me, and I know that His Son Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am still learning more about the Gospel every day by reading scriptures and attending church, and I know in my heart that what I learn is true.

How I live my faith

I have served my Church in many capacities over the years. I have served with the youth groups which was so much fun. I have served in the women's society which was very rewarding, but when I had to teach the ladies I would get very nervous because of my lack of self-confidence and shyness. That will never go away, but I did get through those times with the love and support of those sweet sisters. They just smile at you and give you lots of encouragement, genuine love and many hugs. :) As I get older, I don't have as much energy, and I guess the bishop has noticed that because I have had some pretty easy callings in my ward over the past few years. I still love to serve and hope to do a whole lot more after I retire. My husband and I would like to serve a mission somewhere in another part of the country. Serving others makes my heart feel good and makes me very happy. I can't wait to do more and more.