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Hi I'm Dian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the only girl in between 2 older brothers and 2 younger, so I grew up rather a tom boy. I have been married to my best friend for the past 5 years. We have both been married a couple of times before. We have no children together, but together we have 7. We are grandparents of 13 grandchildren. I love to draw and write children's stories. I love to read and am currently a volunteer tutor for children in the 3rd grade who are struggling with their reading skills. I hope to pass on my love of reading to them. I love the outdoors and nature. I am always amazed at the diversity which was created for our enjoyment. I love animals, and have probably owned at least one of all the little furry critters created in my life time......yes....even rats. I used to horse back ride, and did so on a daily basis when a bit younger. I love to play in my garden; landscape and remodel the house, much to my husband's dismay, as he always seems to get chosen for the heavy work. I love my grandchildren with all my heart, and love to be around them as they make me feel young again. They truly are my "fountain of Youth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, not only because I know with all my heart that it is true, but I have seen the difference in who I am as a person as I try to live the teachings of Christ. I was raised in an LDS family, but like all rebellious spirits, decided to go another way. Although I never lost my testimony, I definitely lost my way. I was doing things that were not consistent with the teachings I had learned as a child. I was lost for many years. I had moments of activity, but apathy soon overcame me again. One day, I realized that even though I had forgotten Christ, He had never forgotten me. There were so many times, that my life was literally spared that I could no longer deny the hand of my Heavenly Father in my life. I decided right then that I would turn my life around. I started to read my scriptures and to pray again. I think that praying was probably the hardest thing to do because I felt unworthy to even kneel before my Father in Heaven. My guilt weighed heavy on my soul, but I knew that if I wanted peace in my life I would have to change my life. After I made the decision to change, I vowed that nothing was going to keep me from going forward. I received my endowments in 1992and have never looked back. I still get feelings of sadness for my past mistakes, then I remember that Christ Atoned for my sins, and that I have been forgiven and I get up and rejoice for my blessings. I love being a Mormon and I am proud to be called one.

How I live my faith

I think the best way I can life my faith is by being an example. We have a saying in the church, “What would Jesus do?” I know I cannot compare myself to Him, but I can try to treat others like He would have treated him. I have been on the activity committee for four years, which has been such fun. Our activities started out by having 50 or 60 people show up and grew until we had almost 300 come to our activities.I am the queen of the posters for our church activities. I am a visiting teacher and love to check on the woman in the ward to see if they are doing well. I write a weekly newsletter for the women in the ward and try to spotlight a new women each time. I also write about health issues and how to be prepared in a time of disaster as well as fun little tidbits that I think they may be interested in, like baptisms, marriages etc. It is so fun to get to know these women (sisters) better. I also write the monthly newsletter for the ward. I am naturally curious, so these callings fit my personality perfectly. I try to give of myself in every way as I feel that no matter what I do, I can never repay what my Savior has done for me. I have a truck so I make a Deseret Industries trip for the older sisters in the ward who are unable to take things there themselves. I try to be non-judgmental to all that I come in contact with, as there always seem to be extenuating circumstances for their behavior. I try to see them as children of God, and feel my heart soften as I try to look at them with my spiritual eyes.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Dian
I guess one of the customs that I like the best is the fact that we call each other "brother" and "sister". The women in my ward are truly my sisters and family. I love the feeling of belonging that I have each Sunday when I attend church. As far as what I wear; I try to look as nice as I possibly can because we are going to worship Christ and feel that I need to reflect that. I am one of those "older" women who wears panty hose, because that is the way I was raised. Many of the younger generation do not do that. Our clothing is modest which means no low cut tops or really short skirts. We encourage our youth to be clean and well groomed. My little grandson who lives close to me wears a cool suit I got for him and an awesome tie like his grandpa. I believe that when you look good on the outside, it is easier to feel good on the inside. I love to see the light of Christ shining from the faces of they young people in my ward. We celebrate all the normal U.S. holidays; Christmas, of course, Easter, Halloween, birthdays and Anniversaries (my personal favorite) lol Show more Show less