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Hi I'm DJ

I am a Mother, a Wife, a Roller Derby girl, and above all I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up all over the place. I am a military brat. When I turned 17 I signed up for the Army. I was a MIlitary Police Officer. I found the love of my life in the Military and soon became a Military Spouse. My children are not old enough yet, but I have a feeling I will also be a Military Parent one day. I now choose to stay home with my children. I feel very blessed to have that choice. My whole family likes Karate, Rock climbing, shooting, and camping. But the one thing that I love to do on my own is Roller Derby. I love my team and the camaraderie that we have despite our many different walks of life. It is very satisfying to me to fight to the very end knocking strong athletic women to the ground, or be the one knocked to the ground. Then be able to smile and hug each other when the game is over and mean it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised Mormon. But it wasn't until I was out of the house that I really came to know what it meant to be a Mormon. I did a self experiment. I decided to read through the scriptures and learn about other religions from real people who belief their faith and going to church with them on a regular basis. By doing so I have learned to love so much deeper, and understand so much more. My testimony that I never really thought I had grew, and I knew that every religion has wonderful things about them, but The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the core of who I am. I still love learning about religions and history and how things came to be. I continue to learn and ponder and my testimony still grows stronger. It has been and continues to be an amazing adventure.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my everyday life. I try to be there for my children by being either their Mother, Friend, or Life Coach. My husband, not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, has lost his faith in everything since he has been back from Iraq. I strive to be his hope in humanity and give him a reason to love others and love himself by living what I belief. I live my faith simply by trying to be a good friend. I have worked with the teens and children at our church by teaching them, and helping them to understand the Gospel and what it really means to be Christ like. I also work with Louisiana Lunch Money, an organization that raises money to help feed those kids who fall through the cracks.