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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. I love literature and music and the Pacific Northwest, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to the love of my life for 25 years. We have three beautiful children and two grandchildren. My family is everything to me. I met my husband while serving a mission for the Church to Belgium and France. We both love the French people and the French language. I also love to play the piano and read. I got a B.A degree in English, mostly so I could read and study literature for homework. I later completed advanced certification as a paralegal and worked in that field for a couple of years. I love working with the children at church. It's so great to serve others and see the difference you can make in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church by my parents. I can't remember a time when it was not an important part of my life. I always loved the warm feeling I got in church meetings. As a teenager living in Germany with my family, I realized that living the gospel takes commitment and courage. I knew I couldn't have that courage by relying only on my parents' testimonies. I prayed to find out for myself if the church was true. While on my knees, I got the most overwhelming feeling of love and peace I have ever felt. In that moment, I knew that God lives, that he loves me, and that the church is true. I love the gospel. It brings me true happiness every day, even when things get hard. I am so grateful to my savior, Jesus Christ, and the opportunity to repent and one day return to live with my Father in Heaven. I rejoice in the knowledge that I can be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I work with the children's organization at church. This organization is called Primary. It encompasses children from the age of 18 months to 12 years of age. The program includes cub scouting for the boys. I also serve as the pianist for our ward choir. As part of the visiting teaching program, I visit 5 sisters each month to see how they're doing and give them a spiritual message. It's a fun way to connect with other women in the ward.