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Hi I'm Debbie

I am a U.S. citizen, born and bred. Currently living in Cleveland, OH, hoping to one day escape Ohio. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, Daughter of my Heavenly Father. The only children at home are my husband and cat Shelsea. I love, love, love to read, sing, dance, play violin, sew, quilt, knit, write essays, poetry, and snarky comments wherever I can. I recently discovered that art makes me happy, and I started art lessons, and found a passion that carries me to another place. I love teaching people whatever they want to do that I can do. I am a Criminal Minds freak (U.S. television show) and also watch Cupcake Wars. I have recently started re-teaching myself to cook. I love and live for my family. They are my everything. Grandbabies are the decoration on top of the cupcake. My husband and I have been married almost 15 years, and he is a hard worker, great husband and father, and would do anything for any of us. And he's cute too. I want to finish my Associates Degree and teach Art Therapy. I know that it works, and I want to see that look of wonder on someone's face for the first time when they finish something beautiful. My favorite toys are my iPod and iPad.

Why I am a Mormon

Falling in love with Donny Osmond when I was 11 is what introduced me to the Church. Hearing the first discussion at 14 is what made me join the Church. I knew it was true five minutes into the discussion, and haven't had a doubt since that day. In fact, I just recognized my 41st year as a member. I know the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I know that Joseph Smith was and Thomas Monson are prophets of God. I know the Book of Mormon is scripture just as much as the Bible is scripture. I know families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a visiting teacher by mail. I have four women that I write to each month. I send cards, have sent postcards, and try to put something positive in each letter and work really hard at not making them generic or all written with the same note. In the past I have taught children, teenagers, and women in various callings. The calling, or church job that lasted the longest was a five year stint as the Emergency Preparedness Specialist for my whole ward. Having lived in Florida prepared me well for that calling. I try to be a daughter that my Heavenly Father can be proud of, and one day I will know if I have met that goal.