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Hi I'm Debbie

Raised in Utah - Served mission in Virginia; I'm a Private Investigator - Lactation Educator & mother of 9. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the oldest child of 6 children and grew up in the church. After graduating from highschool, I went to be a nanny in Baltimore Maryland and also served in the Washington D.C South mission. At age 24 I got married in the Salt Lake temple and had 6 beautiful children, 5 girls and 1 boy. I was married for 17 years until my marriage ended in divorce. This was never a part of my eternal plan. I had been a stay at home mother and didn't want to work outside the home. Heavenly Father created the perfect plan for me. I was aked if I would become a peer counselor for breastfeeding mothers. I was able to work from home. I became an LE. I was then told about another job which I could pick my own hours. I got the job and became a Private Investigator, as well. I would have never chosen the latter job, but it has provided for my family and has given me the opportunity to share the light of the gospel in the most unusual ways. In May of 2012, I finally met my soul mate. I have truly searched for him my whole life. He brought 3 more beautiful children along with him. Now my only son has the brother he has always wished for, and 2 more sisters. I am now happily in the middle of my "Once Upon a Time" after just recently reaching my "Happily Ever After".

Why I am a Mormon

Because it is true! I didn't always know this. For a time, I thought that I was just doing what my parents had taught me. I decided to quit going to church until God told me if it was true. I skipped one week, crying out in anguish because everything I thought I knew, I knew no more. I was confused and angry! Then my sister straight out right told me that you don't find the truth by sitting there doing nothing. Go to church and ask. So, the next week I did. My answer came powerful and strong. "This is the only church on the face of the earth that has the power to bring you back home to your Heavenly Father. Now that you know for yourself, you must share what you know with others." That is when I knew I must serve a mission and testify of the truthfulness to others for the rest of my life. "We do not preach and teach in order to ‘bring people into the Church’ or to increase the membership of the Church. We do not preach and teach just to persuade people to live better lives. . . . We invite all to come unto Christ by repentance and baptism and confirmation in order to open the doors of the celestial kingdom to the sons and daughters of God. No one else can do this” Dallin H. Oaks

How I live my faith

I have served in many different callings, with the children, the youth and the women of the church. I have also been involved in Scouts. Visiting teaching has been the one constant calling I have held. This is one way that members help lift one anothers' burdens. There was one specifice lady that I visited that touched my life as I hope to have touched hers. When I started to visit her, she was in her early 80's. She was close to being blind and nearly deaf. Whenever I stopped by, she was smiling. We didn't talk much at first, since she could not hear much of what I said and I never stayed too long. But she was grateful to be remembered by someone. A year or so later, she was given to someone else to visit her. But I wasn't willing to let her go. For 10 years I stopped by to visit her. I learned to sit right next to her and talk loudly into her ear as we held eachother's hands. Sometimes we didn't have to say anything to eachother and we sat just there, being close to one another. After having my 6th child, I had some weight that I lost. This nearly blind woman was the very first to comment on my weight loss, and I wondered how she could tell when no one else had noticed. I believe that she saw more of me, than some others ever could. This wonderful lady passed away at the age of 92. She had promised me that she would visit me after she left this earth. She did through a song that had been mine for the last few years of her life. At her funeral they played, Be Still my Soul... She was comforting me even in her death. That is what this church is all about. Finding old friends, making new ones, and helping eachother on the path of life to end one's journey in our Heavenly Father's arms once again. I have also served the community by being on the Citizen's Corp. Council and helping to organize neighborhood BBQ's so that neighbors would know their neighbors and in times of need or emergency, would be able to help them out.