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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a stay-at-home grandmother. I am an avid genealogist (family historian). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm a young stay-at-home grandmother. My husband and I have been married for 34 years. We reared four daughters. We have 19 grandchildren, ten of which live within 2 blocks of our home. I attended college while my children were in school. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master's degree in Technology Education. I taught school as a substitute teacher for six years and a teacher in Idaho for three years. The challenge in my life has been my health. I have some major ongoing health issues that required me to resign from teaching. I have been home for seven years. It is a blessing for me and my family. I have had the ability and availability to help my children and grandchildren at the drop of a hat. My favorite thing to do is genealogy (family history). I love to help others learn how to do their own family history. My husband and I share a hobby of photography. We love going on photo shoot excursions. He is better than me and teaches me a lot. I love to read, write poetry and stories, make up stories with my grandchildren, sing, play piano, do family history research, and spend time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was given a legacy when my great-great grandfather joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norway. Since that time, his descendants have been taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each generation in turn made the choice to embrace the gospel or find its own way. My grandfather and my father made the choice to live the gospel. I grew up with their examples. I learned to pray to my Heavenly Father especially when I needed help. As He answered my prayers, my testimony of His existence grew. I learned about the Savior Jesus Christ. I continue to learn more about Him and try to become more like Him. I gained my own testimony by living the gospel. It is not just my religion it is my life. I testify that by learning about Jesus and striving to be like him you will find greater meaning in your life. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings greater joy and happiness. I know this because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. It is not only a Sunday worship for me, it is a lifetstyle. I live each day the best that I can. I want to be like my Savior, Jesus Christ. I pattern my life after his teachings. My family is the most important thing to me. We do things together as a family, both my immediate family and my extended family. I am continually involved in family history. I do my own genealogy as well as helping others learn how to do their own. I participate in community events. I am involved in my grandchildrens' school activies as I also did with my children. I love my country. I admire our soldiers who fight to help others obtain the same freedom that we have. I make sure that I vote. I have friends in many different faiths. I support the freedom of religion that we enjoy in the United States of America. I let others know who I am and why I do the things I do. Living my faith is how I show Heavenly Father that I love him.