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Hi I'm Diana

I'm a wife, a mother of five, a pianist, an organist, a friend, an advocate, a sports enthusiast, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah but have spent the last 13 years following my husband state to state in his pursuit of graduate degrees. We have had five kids along the way--4 of the 5 while in school. I was proud to be poor, knowing we could make it on a student budget! Now, I struggle knowing how to decorate my home (maybe because we've not lived in one place long enough for me to work hard at it!), but I have cupcake liners and sprinkles handy for just about every occasion :). I collect school supplies, and I love to find grocery deals. Aerobics and I don't get along, but I love to play team sports!

Why I am a Mormon

I've always had a believing heart, but my faith has been put into action as our family has grown. One of our sons is on the autism spectrum and also has bipolar disorder, so every day is a new challenge. At the beginning of each day, I pray for guidance and enlightenment as I prepare to navigate his ever-changing behaviors and attitudes...all the while trying to be a great mom to my other four kids. I rely on my faith in Christ that all of my efforts are "worth it", and I have great hope that things will be made right after this life. Life really isn't fair, but my church helps me make sense of why I'm here and how I should live. Because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have empathy for others who have similar struggles, and I try to look for ways to ease others' burdens. We're all in this together, so we might as well help each other.

How I live my faith

I used to teach music to the young kids at church, which I loved immensely. Music is a powerful tool that can touch almost any heart, and I encouraged the kids to use it to replace an unkind thought, to comfort them when afraid, and to remind them of Jesus' love for them. Because our church assignments change periodically, I'm waiting to see what I can help with next.