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Hi I'm Desiree

I was a "Duffle Bag Baby", born in Wyoming, but lived all over. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was in the military, so every time he came down with orders so did we. Kids have nicknames for everything; most military kids call themselves "Duffle Bag Babies" for that reason. We moved a lot, within the US, and outside. I remember my mother asking me once, "If I would have rather grown up in the same town, with the same of friends, I assured her that I would not have traded places if given the choice. Growing up around the world has given me the opportunity to live with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions. I appreciate the differences as well as have an understanding that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. I was a divorced mother for 17 years, but am now happliy married. When I was dating my husband, he very much wanted to include my daughter in our relationship. He wanted her to know that when he married me, she became his daughter as well. Our daughter, married a few years after we did and has now given us a wonderful granddaughter. We love being "Nannie and Papi". I love reading, crocheting, photography, and learning new things. I just finished my first ceramics class. The things I cherish most are being a wife, mother and grandmother. As a child I remember coming home from school on a cold day in Germany and seeing the windows all steamed up from Mom cooking and knowing that when I entered the door I would be wrapped in love and warmth. My hope is when someone enters my home, they feel that they too are wrapped in love.

Why I am a Mormon

Family! I know that If I do my best to follow the example of Jesus Christ and live the principles of the gospel, I will be able to continue being a wife, mother, daughter and sister through eternity. Those relationships are treasures to me. I know that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

For years I have worked with the kids at church. Working with them I have really come to understand what Christ means when he says in Matt 18:3 "verily I say unto you, except a man become as a little child he can not enter the kingdom of Heaven". I am supposed to be teaching children, but they teach me with their humility, their hunger for knowledge and their sweet desire to follow the example of the Savior.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women differ from each other the same as women of other faiths differ from each other. We are single, divorced, married and widowed. Some have children and grandchildren, some do not have children. We are stay at home moms, mothers who work outside the home. We are teachers, lawyers, dotors, musicans, and artist. We are unifided in our faith in Jesus Christ. Families are important to us, in fact we believe that families are ordained of God. We know that we lived in a family unit before coming to this earth with God the Father at the head of our family and Jesus Christ our elder brother. We know that our family relationships can last forever. We believe that husband and wife are equal partners in marriage. Neither is better than the other. A good marriage partnership would be founded on love, respect and support for each other. They encourage each other to develop their talents and interest. Show more Show less