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Hi I'm Deborah

I'm a puppy wrangler, a bunny snuggler. I'm a veterinarian. I'm a loving wife and proud mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My typical day is filled with a musical cacophony of barking and meowing, various odors that are not so pleasant, and hours of constant physical activity-- mostly crawling around on the floor with the patients. I repair cuts, soothe away pain, and cure infection. I perform surgeries, and interpret lab work. No two days are ever exactly the same, and I love it. At the end of a day full of chasing puppies around the exam room for vaccines, and warding off their slimy kisses, I get to come home to the most amazing husband and beautiful daughter. No warding off their kisses! They are the best part of my wonderful life. After years and years of schooling and significant student loan debt, we decided that I should be the main bread-winner of the family. My husband is the best father there can possibly be, and he works very hard.

Why I am a Mormon

I like to fill my life with good things. "If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy, we seek after these things" (Articles of Faith: 13). The gospel of Jesus Christ adds a richness and depth to my life, filled with good things, that I would otherwise not be able to attain. I love my life.

How I live my faith

I am incredibly blessed, and I believe that the best way we can show gratitude to the Lord for so many blessings is by serving others. The church offers many opportunities to serve, as it is a volunteer organization. Even the highest leadership positions are held by men and women who are volunteering their time and talents, and the programs of the church provide assistance in almost any aspect you can imagine all over the world.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Of course I may be a little biased, but I think Mormon women are some of the best people in the world. hee hee. We are all far from perfect, but in general we are a group of women who are constantly striving to improve ourselves and help others around us. My sister has a saying written on a wall in her home, "Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up." We are as diverse as any group of women anywhere-- rich/poor, educated/unschooled, married/single/divorced, bold/shy; every shape, color, and personality that's out there. What we all have in common is faith in Jesus Christ and a desire to follow His teachings. In our home, my husband and I are equal partners. Anyone who has a kid knows that it isn't easy being a parent. For very practical reasons it takes team work to raise a child in the healthiest manner possible. A mom or a dad can't always do their jobs by themselves, so they need to help each other out. For example, it is ideal for Mom to stay home with the kids while Dad goes to work, but that isn't always possible. In our case, I am the main source of income for our family, but I only have to work a few days a week, which leaves lots of time to be mommy. While my husband gets to be daddy more than the average guy. We believe the Family is an eternal unit. We need to help each other progress not only in physical and mental ways, but also in spiritual ways so that we can be together forever in Heaven. Show more Show less