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Hi I'm Diane

I love my family, I enjoy working with children with disabilities, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have the great privilege of working with children with disabilities when my health permits. I am a wife, Mom & Step-Mom to grown children, and grandmother. Sewing, crochet, and beading are some of my favorite hobbies--- I enjoy using them to create gifts for family members and to help our limited means stretch as far as possible. Admiring beautiful scenery, reading, playing Scrabble, music, gardening, and of course visits from the grandchildren, are high on my list of the best activities in life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of an LDS (Mormon) family. From a very young age, I had strong feelings that Heavenly Father and Jesus really knew me and cared about me, and that my prayers were always heard and answered. Sometimes the answer I felt was "No, dear one", or "Not now, you need to wait", but always there was a feeling of comfort when I prayed. Prayer to Heavenly Father is still very much a part of my life. It has truly sustained me during some very lonely, confusing and stressful times. I grew up enjoying being part of musical programs, girl's camp, and other activities. It always seems that there are spiritual lessons to be learned as part of these happy experiences, and my testimony that the Church is true grew as I did. During the early years of my first marriage, it became obvious that the marriage was a troubled one. In response to that, as well as health challenges, I began to be more diligent in studying the scriptures, especially the New Testament and The Book of Mormon. My testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ became stronger, and my resolve to use gospel principles in raising my children and coping cheerfully with hardships increased. I am so very thankful for the principles of repentance and forgiveness, the knowledge that each of us is a child of God, and especially for the example of my Savior's life, and His great Atonement. I know that His plan of happiness for us includes having a living Prophet on the earth today, who continues to give us guidance from Him, totally in harmony with what has been given before. When I listen, watch and read the guidance from him, the 12 Apostles and other Church leaders, I get unmistakable feelings from the Holy Ghost that what they teach is true. I am thankful that we are encouraged to know for ourselves, through these feelings from the Holy Ghost. I get further confirmations of these truths as I pray, and am obedient to what I know is true.

How I live my faith

I pray morning and night and before meals, read the Bible, Book of Mormon and other scriptures, and try to treat others as Jesus would have me do. When I make mistakes, I try to repent fully and do better. I work to keep my home as peaceful as I can, making sure that what we do, watch and listen to are things that are wholesome and happy. I stand for truth and righteousness, dress modestly, and do things to help others when I can. I strive to promote love and harmony and communication in our large, extended family. My husband and I attend the Temple as often as we can, pray together as a couple, and hold a weekly Family Home Evening even though our children are grown with families of their own. On Sundays, I teach a class once a month in our women's organization on gospel principles, and assist in the meetinghouse library, where Sunday School teachers and others can pick up items such as chalk/erasers, pictures to enhance their lessons.