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Hi I'm Diana.

I grew up in Southern California. I am a wife, a mother of four children and grandma to one cute little boy! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Above all things, I am first a wife and mother. I have a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies and a teaching certificate and at times have used my degree to teach, but I made a choice stay home and raise my children. There have been times that the financial sacrifice has been difficult, but I have found great fulfillment and happiness in my role as a wife and mother. My husband and I believe it is our foremost responsibility to raise and teach our children. We desire them to be loving, giving individuals who serve others. Our oldest is married with a child of her own and I see the influence of our teachings in the way she and her husband are raising our grandson. Our eldest son is serving as a missionary in Japan! It has been a great source of joy to see him become a man of God who loves others.We are still raising our 16 year old and 6 year-old! In my spare time, I love to write and have a dream of publishing a fiction novel someday. I love attending seminars to help me build my writing skills and I am a member of a writers group. My other passion is nutrition/health and learning how to use alternative remedies. My goal is to return to school and pursue a degree in nutrition when the time is right. I have learned that I must chose carefully between competing opportunities and choose the best by putting my family first. As I have done so, I have been greatly blessed by a loving God who cares for us all.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church and began attending regularly at age 13. I committed at that time to live the standards of the church which opened up many challenges as well as opportunities for me. Growing up in southern California, I often felt out of place because I was a teenager who did not experiment with drugs, alcohol or immoral behavior. I watched many of my peers spiral downward in their pursuit of popularity and acceptance. Having the gospel of Jesus Christ in my early teens helped me to make choices based on what Jesus Christ taught. These choices helped me to see how much the Lord is willing to bless his followers if we have faith in Him. As I learned to trust the Lord, when I had to face adversity and hard decisions, I was able to see how much the Lord loves me, even when I am weak. I knew then and I know today that I want to live my life according to His plan. It is truly a plan of happiness because I experience joy even when there is difficult times. I know it is all part of the plan, to have the ability to choose to do the right thing in whatever circumstance I find myself. As a teenager, telling my friends “no” to activities they were doing wasn't always easy, but, as I chose to do good things, I found that I was guided by God and blessed in my life. Now, I have different trials as a wife and mother, but I feel the Lord's guidance as I pray, read the scriptures and work hard to be the best person I can be. I’ve had my share of adversity because as it says in Matthew 5:45, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Making those choices early guided me to the person I married and have been married to for 26 years! We have four children and now we are the grandparents of one sweet little boy. Life is a blessing..

How I live my faith

I wake up every morning thinking: "I get to live another day!" Life is exciting knowing that this life is just the tip of the iceberg. All I have to do is live my life the best I can, have faith, love the Lord and my family. When this life is over, it's not over! Because of the plan of salvation, I will live again and I get to have my family with me forever, if I just follow the Savior's example. Each day when I'm reading the scriptures with my children or on my knees praying, my heart is full of gratitude for the chance I have to live on the earth at this time in the world's history. Yes, there are challenges and adversity. Sometimes life is just plain hard, but because I know I can turn to a loving Heavenly Father and ask for help, it gives me a whole new perspective. Being a Mormon has given me the ability to see things from an eternal perspective. I honestly don't know what it would be like to think of life any differently. All my decisions are influence by the fact that I know that there's more to life than just this short stay on this planet. I see others as children of our Heavenly Father. The earth was created for the purpose of coming here and getting a chance to test our faith. I want to return to Him who created us. I love my family and want to live with them forever. Life really is good!