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Hi I'm Diane Harvey

I live in Colorado. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have raised six wonderful children. We now have 21 grandchildren whom we absolutely adore and bring us much joy. As a family a highlight every other year is to hold a reunion somewhere in this glorious United States. When we gather we have lots of fun chatting and catching up on the latest. In 2016, our reunion had a royalty theme centered around us being a king, a queen, a prince and a princess depending on gender and age, of a God who loves us and we live in His kingdom. Everyone made a crown with jewels; and swords made from yard sticks. Each painted and added jewels to a "keepsake" box. All members were presented a royal robe. It was stunning to see everyone looking so majestic in their robes and crowns. The kids do crafts, play lots of games including "Grandma's Bingo". Sometimes we have a talent show or a movie night and each family takes turn being in charge of at least one meal. The Harvey family loves ice cream so we usually visit a local ice cream shop. I wish you could see some of our fun photos of us all eating an assortment of flavors from a very large "trough"! Grandpa Harvey has quite a reputation of putting away a lot of ice cream and still being able to maintain a trim figure! The grandchildren love being with their cousins as they build a special bond as they play together. Our goal is to build glorious memories together. As a mother and grandmother, there's not many things that are better than being together with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Mormon church since I was baptized at the age of eight. My parents, siblings and ancestors have been my example of followers of Christ. Because I love them and know of their righteous desires to do good and to follow the Savior, it was and is my desire also. I could see their happiness and wanted to live and serve as they did. I chose this way of life and do not doubt one second it is the right way to live. I've been through some very rough times with family members and I have even faced death, however, it was through these rough times that I relied on the gospel of Jesus Christ that gave me the courage to trust God, to pray and to receive answers to my prayers. I really don't know how I could have survived life without my faith and commitment to the Savior. The Savior, the church and all that is good gives me an anchor in my life. They are the lighthouse in a sometimes dark and dreary world. They give me direction down a sometimes bumpy path and help me through the storm-tossed sea and eventually bring me calm waters. I am truly blessed!

How I live my faith

One of the greatest blessing of being a Mormon is to show my love and commitment to God by serving others. Serving others not only helps those who are served, I have grown personally too. There are countless times as I've served that I have had to learn to do "hard things", to get out of my "comfort zone", and to think more about helping others than being all about me! I've been able to help organize and plan many activities and to teach lessons to the children, the youth and the adults of our church. While preparing these lessons, I've gained greater knowledge, and great strength and courage that I most likely would not have gained had I not served in these capacities. I've developed talents that I never dreamed I had. I've made friendships with a wide variety of people as we've come together for great causes. My faith and trust in my Savior, Jesus Christ, has made all this possible. I've had to learn to rely on Christ, as I've struggled to do these "hard things". Through prayer and His help, I've succeded and reaped the benefits of the service. I am very blessed in so many ways. I love being a Mormon!