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Hi I'm Diane

I am a wife. I am the mother of 9 children. I live a simple yet full life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 2 years old. We lived in a neighborhood where the crime rate was high and the morals were low. My parents knew there was a better way of life than what surrounded us, yet didn't know where to find it. One day, the family car broke down and my mom, my older brother and I ended up at this mechanic's shop for repairs. This mechanic was very kind to our family. My mother always enjoyed talking to people and learning new things and, after awhile, my mother was in a deep religious discussion with this mechanic. It was that day, that my mom discovered the Mormon Church and she never looked back. She knew this is what she had been looking for. It was the 'better life' she wanted for herself and for her family. Shortly thereafter, my mom and dad were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each of us children (6 in all) were baptized into the Church at the age of eight. My personal story continues with my marriage to an incredibly loving man, and we are now the parents of nine wonderful and loving children. Yes . . . they are loving. Not only to us as their parents, but toward each other as well. And family gatherings are THE BEST! It seems we just cannot get enough of each other. And there is always room for more. Life is good. And the eternities look even better because we are an eternal family. It just does not get any better than that.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon means you choose to live a lifestyle that is different than mainstream society. Your thoughts, your actions, your commitments are brought to a level that not only elevates you, but also those around you. I love being a Mormon. I know I am a better person because I strive to live by the standards set by our Savior, Jesus Christ. These standards are revealed to us through the scriptures, through the prophets (both ancient and modern), and through personal revelation. I have had too many sweet and wonderful experiences where my soul has been touched and truth has been revealed, to deny the goodness and the blessings this gospel brings. This comes as a gift to those who seek and those who trust. And just because truth has been revealed to me once, does not mean I am finished with my searching or my trusting. I know I must continue this course day after day, week after week and year after year. Because I choose to press forward with faith in God, I know am on the right path that will bring happiness to me and to those whom I love. Having such faith and determination does not mean I will be free from struggles and trials and heartache as I journey here on earth. But it does help me to stay focused on things that are truly important and I know that I am never alone. I can testify that this is true. I know that God lives. I know He is personally aware of each of us, His children, here on this earth. I know there is a Plan of redemption for each of us as well, and that we were well aware of this Plan before we even came to this earth. I also know this Plan will continue once we leave this earth and return to meet God, face to face. Why am I a Mormon? Because I want to be prepared to meet my God; the God I choose to serve, the God I choose to follow.

How I live my faith

Living my faith helps me to find balance and purpose, true purpose, in my life. I have tasted the sweetness of service, both through the acts of others in my behalf and through my efforts to serve. Living my faith means I strive to live, act and serve as Christ would have me live, act and serve. I can work toward forgiving others and also seek for forgiveness for mistakes I have made. I can share with, care for and love others. I can strive to see the good in people and in the world in general. I can be grateful, prayerful, industrious, and joyful. I know I cannot perform the incredible and awe-inspiring miracles that Christ did while He was on this earth, but I can follow the counsel given us by an ancient prophet in the Book of Mormon era. Alma 37:6 states 'that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass'. I live a simple life . . . but it is a good life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons are well known for the service they render to their communities and to others outside of their faith. Although we do have a great program in place where we check on each other and visit with the members of our faith on a regular basis, this is only part of the Lord's plan to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the afflicted. To us, EVERYONE is considered a brother or a sister, whether they be of our faith or not, and we are taught to lend support, and comfort, and hope, however we can and to whomever we can. I really like that. Show more Show less