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Hi I'm Debbie

I have a patent, I am an Inventor, Interior Designer, Business Owner, Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in the Philippines to an Air Force Family, I lived in several places but mostly Texas. I am creative, strong willed and a hard worker. I enjoy designing, gardening, yard work and working with my hands. I have always worked my own businesses and enjoy the freedom to choose my hours. I have 6 children and have been active in the school and community all my life. Give me a task and I will do it. I enjoy puzzles on holidays, baking goodies to give away and going to watch my children in what ever they are doing. I love working with my husband in our businesses and working from home.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts and therefore I was born a Mormon. I remember being sealed as a family in the Bern Swiss Temple at the age of eight. I was always involved in church activities in my youth. I attended BYU and married a return missionary in the LA Temple. Is this why I am a Mormon??? It helped, but I was converted in high school. All families have issues and I had an average family but I didn't always make good choices. When I started going to Young Women's and Early Morning Seminary, I was taught by the spirit. I knew that it was important for me to make good choices. I set goals to read the scriptures every day, make sure I was at church when I was supposed to be at church. I stuck very close to my leaders and watched them as they lived their lives and I knew I would make it to the Temple and have an eternal family. When I married, I knew children would come and we would be good parents. I didn't know that we would have a son die. As we experienced the sadness, unbelief, and uncertainty the week he was born and in the hospital, we grew to understand that there is truly a Plan of Happiness. We believed that our family would be eternal and we would make it through the hard loss with the strength of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It has been 20 since our son died as an infant but we have had 20 years of blessings. We must be good, we want to see him again and all our children feel the same. We now have married children, grandchildren and strong testimonies of families.

How I live my faith

I think the small things of life make all the difference. Am I who I say I am? Do I strive to make right choices all the time. Service is God's work, his choice. I like to serve. I teach lessons each month to the women in my Ward. I go visit 4 sisters each month to see that they are OK. I serve on the school athletic board and help at activities for students. Each fall we host the after football games in our backyard for the players, students and families to wind down, eat, socialize and be in a safe environment. We are drug and alcohol free at my house and everyone knows it. We open up our home and yard many times for activities. We have been blessed with a big yard and lots of playing room. I donate platelets at the blood bank. I clean the Temple in our area twice a month and have for the 6 years it has been open. We are the BYU Chapter Chairs for our area and try to organize, plan and promote good wholesome events that involve the entire family. I am honest with my fellowman and in all my business dealings. I vote. I stand for right. I am fair to all.

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

Debbie
I have always been a partner with my husband in family, work and life decisions. We are one in purpose. I have been more of the risk taker and he is the cautious one. I have the visions and he has the stability. I have never felt limited because I am a woman, I love being a Mormon woman. I have the strength of great teachings from latter day prophets to guide me as I teach my children and the strength of a good husband and father to lead our family. My husband gives me freedom to make important family decisions because we communicate with each other and pray together. I support him in work and church because I know he loves the Savior, me and my family. Womanhood is great, we can have it all, I would never want to be a man, that is not what I was meant to be. Show more Show less