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Hi I'm Deborah

I'm retired after having a career in the IT sector. Now, I spend my time with my grand kids and relaxing! I am Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother and a grandmother. I play blues harmonica and some guitar. I lived my life in the local lime light and in the glory of others. I thought it was a great life until that way of life became more important to me than my family! My career was with Lucent/Avaya and IBM. I loved my job and the people I worked with. The professionalism, the technology, the opportunity to learn is something I'll cherish for the rest of my life. I'm retired now and I spend my time with my dog Ruby and occasionally watching my grand children. They're such great kids! Their hugs, kisses and their enthusiasm to see me is humbling and to hear my little 4 year old grandson say the blessing is one of the biggest blessings I've ever had. I'm so grateful for the way my life has changed. I have no regrets because I had to go there before I could be here!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church after seeing my daughters life make such a wonderful change. I'd never seen my daughter happier and more connected to her children! My daughter tried to get me involved with the church but I just wasn't ready. Then, one weekend after a 3 day "binge" I had 2 LDS missionaries come to my door and ask me if they could give me a blessing. I invited them in. I can say without a doubt my life has changed! I'm no longer living my life on the "fast track" or in someone else's glory. I've been clean and sober for 6 years now and had it not been for the prayers of my daughter and temple prayers, I don't think I'd be here to see all of my grand children grow up! I'm SO greatful for the gospel and the atonement of Jesus Christ. I grew up Baptist and my whole family is Baptist so, you can imagine the "feedback" I got when I converted. I have to say tho, I've NEVER been as spiritually studious, happy or complete as I am now. I'm a convert and I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I always look forward to going to the temple and going to church. I also look forward to my first calling. I wake up with a renewed happiness about myself. I now have the Holy Ghost around me always and life is such a beautiful, wonderful gift. I'll never, ever go back to the way I was. I "thought" I was living before and now I "feel" the difference. As they say, "life and dark can't occupy the same space" and NOW I really understand the meaning of that.