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Hi I'm Dave Blakely

I'm 54, the married father of 3 grown children. I work as the National Sales Mng for the CBS Affil in Seattle, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As I strive for a balanced life, recreation plays a huge role in our family time together, We love to ski, both water and snow, and have skied in each and every month of the year for the past 10 years. My Wife and I met while both attending Brigham Young University, and it sounds funny, but the minute I saw her, I knew I was in love and wanted to marry her. Twenty eight years, and three grown children later, she is still my best buddy, and the the one with whom I enjoy being with the most.

Why I am a Mormon

The two best decisions I have made in my life, are 1) being baptised into the Mormon Church, and 2) marrying my wife several years later. As a 17 year old fairly care free teenager, religion was not one of my priorities, but I can never forget the penetrating and powerful confirming spirit that I felt as two Mormon Missionaries taught me the restored Gospel. I knew then and I know with even greater assurance now, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the best avenue available for a happy and full life. Of even greater importance is the eternal perspective the Gospel has brought into my life as I strive to please my Heavenly Father, and evetually return to his presense

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ taught "I would that ye should be perfect". That is quite the goal, and I know that my best chance of even coming close to that challenge is to try to learn and emulate the Savior's example. To be Kind, Positive, Friendly, Charitable....these are just a few of the Christlike attributes that I pray and strive for each day. The "Golden Rule"....to do unto others as we would have them do unto us, is truly one of the most powerful tools we have available to make the world a better place. It's the small and simple things we do each day as we interact one with another that really determine if we are on target to accomplish the Savior's challenge, I'm far from perfect yet, but I do know that I'm on the right path, and that I have the perfect example to follow.