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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a daughter, sister, aunt, wife & mother. I like crafting, healthy food, cloth diapers, home births, & blogging. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona and still live here now. I grew up in a family with 6 brothers and 1 sister and some seriously awesome parents. I was married to my best friend at age 19 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. At that time I was working with children with special needs and I loved it. I stopped after I had our first son and now after 8 years of marriage and I have a son (7), a daughter (4), and another son (1). I have an awesome marriage (he is still my best friend). We moved a few times while my husband was in school and now he is a Physical Therapist. We bought our first home a year and a half ago and it is an older home (for Arizona) and we have been fixing it up and making it our own. It has been a lot of fun for us. I really enjoy decorating, crafting, and sewing. I have a blog that I use as a family journal and I also love being able to stay in touch with friends and family that way. I like to eat/cook healthy foods. We eat very little meat and try to eat as much fresh food as possible. I am very interested in alternative medicine and natural remedies. Those kinds of things just feel right to me. I don't like to waste and because of that use cloth diapers. I had my last baby at home and loved it! I also love to thrift store shop. Besides re-using things it also makes me happy to save money and be frugal. I love my children and being a mom makes me so happy. I feel like it is a hundred jobs wrapped up in one and I love it. Life is beautiful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family. My mother was raised Mormon family and my father joined and was baptized when he was 18. I feel extremely lucky to have been raised in a home where the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was taught and lived, but that is not why I am still Mormon. I am Mormon because I believe that there is a God and that there is Satan. Everything I have seen on earth testifies of that to me. I also know that I have been given the knowledge to know when something is right and something is wrong. Some people call it a conscience, I call it the spirit (or light) of Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed and thought about it and that light has told me it is true, over and over again. When I read or learn about Joseph Smith that light fills up inside me so much that I feel I might burst. I know that he performed God's work and restored his true and full gospel. There is no doubt in my mind. Living his gospel brings me so much peace. I am so grateful for the knowledge and truth that God will give to his children if they seek it. I know he will do this for all of his children. I know that.

How I live my faith

My faith is such a huge aspect of my life. It touches every part. Daily I take time to read my scriptures and pray to my father in heaven to get direction, comfort, and peace; because without it I would feel lost. If I have ANY question or need direction in ANY part of my life I pray and I am always given answers. Our family prays together and studies the scriptures together which gives us lots of teaching/learning opportunities and builds our family unity. I use the teachings of Christ and the gospel principles to help guide me in disciplining and teaching my children. Our whole family attends church every Sunday and I love the nourishment I get from it. Every Monday night we have Family Home Evening where we spend time together discussing Gospel Principles, singing, and playing games. We all love having that designated time together. I try to treat my body as a gift and keep it free from any addictions and keep it healthy. I am a leader for the youth and serve as the president for the teenage girls. We meet together for an hour at church every Sunday and every Wednesday night we have activities. We also work with them on setting and achieving goals. This is a challenging, but also rewarding part of my life. Many of the girls have come from hard backgrounds and I am teaching them about and helping them find their self worth and purpose. I think it is so important for them to know how special they are and I spend a lot of time thinking and praying to know what to teach them so that they can know this and live up to their potential as daughters of God. I also meet monthly with other ladies in my area to talk about our faith and to see if they need any help. We all try to support each other. I try to be available to help those around me who may need help. I am not perfect, but I strive to become a little better every day.