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Hi I'm Debbie

I am a health and fitness buff who loves music. I am the mother of 5 girls. My motto is children keep you young. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mom, a sister, a daughter, an Aunt and most recently a Grandmother. I work hard, play hard and I like staying healthy and fit. It helps me keep up with everything that I want to do and accomplish, which is a lot. Call me driven, or just young at heart. Besides working out and running, I enjoy hiking,snowshoeing and seeing new places from a kayak. I love music and enjoy singing and playing the piano when I am not reading. And, my boyfriend and I go to as many dances as we can. We love the music and the dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 8 years old my grandmother gave me a Book of Mormon for my birthday and I knew it was a special book. It was special to her. In the little town where I lived there were a lot of churches and I attended most all of the Bible Schools and Catechism. There were no "Mormon" churches. My Mom started going back to church when we moved to Pullman. She, of course, took all of us (except my Dad) to church with her. I didn't know what I thought about that, and I was a bit rebellious. In high school, we moved again. This time to the big city, Seattle. It was here that I found myself compelled to go to most everything related to this group of people; from going to early morning seminary before school, to church, to dances and other mid-week activities. My friends thought I was nuts. After facing a few rough spots in my life I felt I needed to know the truth concerning all this religious disorder. I, finally, read the Book of Mormon my grandmother gave me and put the promise at the end of it to the test. And with the whisper of the still small voice some time later my prayer was answered and I knew. I have had many losses and disappointments since this experience in my life. Losing my daughter to SIDS was a trying time and getting divorced another and both are times that I could have used to have an excuse to leave the church as many people do concerning whether they believe in God anymore. But the thing is - I know God believes in me - he loved me first. And knowing this and holding onto the truth has made all the difference. The love of my brother, Jesus Christ, has helped me put a lot of pieces back together concerning my life. I just can't deny the gospel is true. I know it.

How I live my faith

I believe in miracles. My children tease me about this all the time. I always try to see the good in people and look beyond their mistakes. There is so much ugliness sometimes, but I choose to wear my rose colored glasses as often as I can. Yes, people can and will disappoint you but I try to give them the benefit of the doubt first instead of assuming no one can be trusted. My kids tease me about this, too. Others say I have an Anne Frank disposition that will hurt me. I have found that to be true sometimes but I try not to hold grudges nor be easily offended. In my heart I know Heavenly Father wants everyone to make it back to him. Christ's atonement has blessed my life and I can only hope it will bless and help others as they search to find the truth and make it back home.