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Hi I'm Diana

I am an Army nurse. I love my husband, my son, and my daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy the outdoors. Green is my favorite color because it is the color of life. Lately I enjoy the outdoors by going to the park with my kids and going for walks. My son loves to have me jump on the trampolene with him and play trains with him. I have two kids under two, which is challenging, especially because my husband is working out of state right now. I like to read classic novels, however, lately I've been limited to Dr. Seuss or perianesthesia nursing journals. I am an Army nurse which keeps me very busy. Recently, my husband and I decided that I would get out of the Army so I can better focus on raising our children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because that is the faith that my parents passed on to me. However, when I was young I discovered for myself that I wanted to be a Mormon. I questioned how a 14 year old boy named Joseph Smith could have seen God the Father and Jesus Christ. It seemed very incredible to me. The Holy Spirit taught me one night when I prayed and asked if God loved me personally--He taught me that yes, I was known and loved as His daughter, Diana. I learned to recognize His Spirit and yes, I learned that God loves us so much that He spoke to Joseph Smith, Jr. and he speaks to a living prophet today. Today his name is Thomas S. Monson. Whenever I feel bad about something I have done or failed to do, I pray and ask Heavenly Father to help me make the wrong, right. I try to give up my shortcomings and I ask His forgiveness. I have felt over and over the forgiving arms of my Savior around me, wrapping me in His warmth and love. He takes away my loneliness, my heartache, my feeling of inadequacy, and lightens my burdens. I know he does not give me any trial that is too hard. I trust Him to guide my path when I cannot see. His scriptures are my compass. I know I do not read and ponder them as much as I ought, but I know they are true and they are tools to guide me.

How I live my faith

I work with the 3-11 year old children in our congregation ("ward"). I particularly love teaching the 8-11 year olds. They are so smart and receptive to the Holy Spirit. I love feeling the Spirit teach through me. They are my little flock that I am tending and nourishing. I also work with the Cub Scouts. It's exciting to see the boys learning new skills, making friends, and gaining confidence. Since I had my youngest baby (she's 4 month old now), I have took a break from Cub Scouts, but I look forward to helping out again when my husband returns from working out of state and I finish my committment with the Army. Each month, I also try to visit with 5 ladies in our ward whom I am assigned to watch over. I have made so many wonderful friends who I initially got to know because they were 'assigned' to me. I love to teach my children about our faith. It is the sweetest thing to hear my son sing, "I am a child of God" or say a little prayer to bless Daddy while he is away. I take very seriously my role as a mother and know that a major part of that role is to guide my children to be morale, upright citizens as my parents have taught me. My husband and I love our country very much and are so grateful for our freedoms and we have been so blessed to serve in the Army. We actually met a few years ago in a small Mormon group in Baghdad. It is so wonderful to know that he knows what I know and that we are united in purpose. It is a blessing to serve with him in our family and in our ward.