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Hi I'm Dallen

I'm a Paramedic and a Firefighter. I'm a husband, a father; and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four children. Since I was a little kid, I always wanted to be a Paramedic and a Firefighter. I have finally realized that dream. Working with some of my best friends taking care of people in their time of need. I can think of no greater job. The most important things to me are centered around my family. In 2009 I married by sweetheart and best friend. She is my world. I can't imagine life without her. We have grown to love each other in ways I didn't know possible. We brought a beautiful baby boy into the world recently. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect prior to birth. The doctors told us that he would require open heart surgery almost immediately after birth. This being our first child, we were both very unsure of what to expect. Our son was born, the surgery was performed and two weeks later we went home to continue our lives with our son- as a family. Becoming a father was easily the most rewarding yet challenging experience of my life. As the days go by and I watch him grow and develop, I can't imagine life without him. It's hard to describe how I can love someone I barley met so much.

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up in a small rural town; I always felt like I was sheltered. I grew up with people who shared similar values and thoughts. I always wanted to get out and experience the "real" world. As I have grown up and been and lived in different places across the country, I realize now that I couldn't be more grateful for the bubble I grew up in. The values that I have are there because I feel better about myself when I live them. I'm a Mormon because it provides direction in a life that is full of difficult and often uncomfortable circumstances. I've never considered life to be easy, for anyone. Being a member of God's church provides countless blessings that make life easier for me to endure. The Gospel that I follow is one that is full of love. When I align my will with God's, suddenly life becomes so much more clear. I can see better the plan that God has laid out for me. It makes me a better Paramedic. It makes me a better husband. A better father. Living the Gospel in every aspect of my life is an invaluable blessing. Each day that passes, I try to grow closer to my wife, my son and my Heavenly Father. As those days pass, I feel more and more comfortable with my relationships with those people, making life a little easier. I have a testimony of the gospel. I believe in it will all my heart. It provides answers to deep and sacred questions that no one else on earth can answer.

How I live my faith

It's not always easy being a Mormon. We have different ideas and customs that most are not familiar with. We live by teachings that from the outside don't make sense to some people. For me, the only way I can live this Gospel, is to embrace all aspects of it. To live it all, giving it my all. I try to live my life in such a way that someone who has never met me, could look at me and think- "wow, he's different." I try to live my life in a way that God's spirit is with me, so that I can feel it all the time; and so that others can feel it too. Wherever I go, I want people to notice and feel that there is something different about me. Living a life in emulation of the Savior in a world full of poor choices and temptation, provides a unique set of challenges. Everywhere I go, I try to keep a positive attitude and walk as Christ would walk, do as he would do. Even think as he would think.