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Hi I'm Doug

I'm a I.T. guy, am married to my best friend, and have eight kids. All that has meaning to me because I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm forty-five, my wife is forty, and we have eight children ages twenty-one down to two. Four boys and four girls. My favorite memories have been watching each come into this world, and holding them in the nursery within the first hour of their birth. I love watching basketball with my kids, taking my wife on a Friday night date, and visiting extending family. I have worked in IT for twenty years, but my real passion is writing - wish I had time to do more of that. I love politics because I love America, it's great heritage and the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess it might be more impressive if I told a story of how I grew up in one Church and then became a Mormon. The Mormon Church has many wonderful stories just like that. I'm just not one of them. Instead, I grew up in the Church, had a childhood full of laughter and fun,

How I live my faith

My Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor when I was fourteen. That's when my faith grew. I suppose that at age forty-four, my Dad could have blamed God, or wondered why he had to become weak and frail. Instead, by his example, he taught me and my brothers and sister about faith, love and hope. He passed away on Christmas Eve when I was seventeen. As a family, we kept the faith, found our capacity to love increase, and found hope in the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our lives were never the same afterward. Mom raised eleven of us, sent all her boys on missions, and shed a tear or two when she pinned the Eagle scout pin on all of us. We've found strength staying close to each other, honoring our parent's example, and trying to find our way through life's challenges. When I lost my job, I also lost my home. But thankfully I had a brother whose hard work enabled me to live in his home when be bought another. Those are sweet memories, and made possible through the teachings of the Savior. We feel blessed to learn more of us life, and try to become like Him.