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Hi I'm Dee

I am a U.S. Army combat veteran. I am married to the man of my dreams. I am a military spouse. I am Mormon.

About Me

I am from the Pacific North West. I love warm weather and after I joined the U.S. Army I moved to the Florida panhandle. I served in the Army for 6 years. I completed two combat tours in Iraq. When I lived in Florida, I met the man of my dreams and we married after a short courtship of 2 and a half months. My husband is in the U.S. Navy and shortly after we wed we moved across the world to the U.S. territory of Guam. Guam is an island in the Asian Pacific. I am a stay at home wife and my husband and I are praying for a big family. I enjoy being a military wife. I hope that my husband can travel the world and share the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was an infant until I was 7 years old I attended the church. When I was 7 years old my mother took me out of the church. My father refused to participate in church so my mother took herself and the three children out of church. I was in a time of my life where I had so many questions. Who is God? Why am I here on Earth? Are there such thing as Angels? Will I go to heaven after I die? My mom wanted nothing more to do with the church so I was left with all of these questions unanswered. For years I searched for the answers to the questions lingering in my head and heart. At the age of 9 two elderly folks from my neighborhood asked me If I wanted to attend church with them. That was the start of my journey at finding the answers. As I grew into adolescence I was faced with many challenges that young people often find. I always knew in my heart that I needed to stay strong. I knew that I felt differently. I knew there was something but I wasn't sure what it was. Time went by and I matured into adulthood. I joined the Army and deployed to Iraq. After I came home I felt more lost than ever. I knew there was a God. I knew I believed in him and his son Jesus Christ. No matter how long I searched, every church I went to never felt quite right. My grandmother, an LDS member of 32 years, always encouraged me that the church would be there for me. I never felt ready to step into the church. I felt alone because I didn't know anyone that went to the LDS church. On a late Saturday night I called my grandmother and said "I think I am ready". Sunday morning I walked into the most welcoming place. I was greeted so kindly and they all remembered my name. I sat through the first hour and then talked with the sister missionaries. When I left that Sunday things finally felt right. After years of searching I finally found myself home. I finally found my church family again. I was baptized in the church after 4 and a half months and I have never been happier.

How I live my faith

I always prayed on if Heavenly Father would use me in a calling. I never imagined I would work anywhere other than the nursery. I love little children and am trying to become a mother myself, so the connection is high with babies and tots. It was a beautiful Sunday morning when I was asked to accept my calling to teach Sunday School to ages 12-13 year old boys and girls. I was absolutely floored and overjoyed. Of course I accepted! I have never felt a blast of learning so powerful. The children are constantly challenging me and really keep me going. I study my scriptures more now than ever. I get asked questions and must seek the answers. While the children are learning I believe I am learning even more teaching them. What a blessing in disguise this was for me. I absolutely love teaching the children. I actively participate in activities to better our church family and community. We celebrate the holidays together and do lessons throughout our week. I also do something called Visiting Teaching. I have three ladies who are also part of the church who I go visit at home every so often (no less than once a month). When I get together with the ladies we share fellowship together. I teach a short lesson and get to know them better as friends and church family.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

As a woman we can do so much to help our Brothers stay on the straight and narrow. I am a firm believer in modesty. Being a Modest woman doesn't mean you have to be frumpy and unfashionable. However in this day and age there are way to many fashions that are revealing and scandalous. As a modest woman it is our duty to respect ourselves and respect our Brothers in Christ. We can respect our Brothers in Christ by knowing that the Adversary does his best to lead him into temptation and lust. By covering our bodies and dressing in non-revealing, non-tight clothing we are supporting our brethren and encouraging them to have a non-wandering eye. It helps us as women be able to focus on shining our light in the Glory of Heavenly Father, rather than suggesting lust and tempt. If all women would show more respect for herself in the way she dresses less men would be feeling the sin of lust. Dressing modestly keeps our minds able to focus and do Gods work. Show more Show less