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Hi I'm Diane

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. I'm a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I received my Associate Degree in Nursing when I was 40 years old. I had 5 children ranging in age from 8 to 17 at the time. I worked 12 years in nursing homes and then 4 1/2 years in a pediatric clinic giving advice to parents on how to care for their sick children. Many times I even gave them ideas on how to potty train, how to get them to obey, and any number of other non-medical concerns. I'm "retired" now and enjoying all my free time. All my children are now married and I have 11 grandchildren with another on the way. My husband and I have been married for 39 years and have lived in Montana, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and now Arizona. My husband is second generation Air Force and our youngest son will be third generation. I enjoy boating, reading, crocheting, needlework, music, and spending time with my children and grandchildren. Eventually I want to learn how to hand quilt. I also enjoy working with Family History.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember going to the nearest church, on my own, when I was 6 years old. I don't know whether it was Lutheran, Baptist, or what. I do know that when I was in 3rd grade I was attending a Baptist church because they came and picked me up every Sunday. When I was 11 years old my mother remarried. My step-father's mother was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had the missionaries teach myself and 3 of my younger siblings the missionary discussions. At that time they used flannel board stories to teach the discussions. I knew right away that everything they taught was true. There was never any doubt in my mind. The first time I went to Sacrament meeting I remember being impressed with the fact that the man standing up there was a kind man. He did not stand at the pulpit and yell down at me that I was going to hell. I knew without a doubt that the Gospel was true. I have known that the Gospel is true ever since and I have a strong testimony that has carried me through many trials.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in the church. I have worked with the children, young women, and I am now the president of the women's organization in our small ward. I have taught Sunday School and lead the music for the children, youth, and adults throughout the 46 years I have been in the Church. My husband and I have been part-time Missionaries, serving in the Addiction Recovery Program for the Church. That was a wonderful experience and helped us both grow spiritually. We look forward to going on a mission after my husband retires.