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Hi I'm Debbie Hutching

I live in California. I love being a wife, mother, and grandmother! I love hunting for ancestors and...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 50 something, soon to be 60 something, and love this stage of my life! My 4 kids are grown now, married, working, and most importantly are gifting me with wonderful grandchildren!! I loved my years being at home raising my children, but being a Grandma is amazing! Of course, the kids enjoy Grandpa too. Both my husband and I are retired now and love having the gift of free time. I'm a retired speech pathologist and enjoyed my years working with children with mild to severe speech/language difficulties--all amazing young people! I am also a breast cancer survivor. I love searching for ancestors on the internet, biking and exercising, reading, music, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon challenges me to live my faith daily. There is nothing that I can "shelve" until the next Sunday services--it is a living, breathing, every day faith. Each day I pray to a loving, listening Heavenly Father, who I know smiles at my "lists of requests" but knows my daily needs. I ponder Christ's life and ways and teachings as I determine my choices and actions. I strive to be obedient to commandments and keep covenants all while surrounded by a world of turmoil and shifting values. There is truth and it doesn't move over for politics or society's "correctness". Being a Mormon is my anchor. I know that this faith is true, full of the answers of life's purpose, and the way Christ has established for us, both anciently and in these days, to return to live with both he and our Heavenly Father. It's all true!

How I live my faith

Each day, each week of my life I want to fill with purpose and a positive direction, so I look for activities that have meaning. What I learn being a Mormon makes all the difference in how I live. I volunteer as a Sunday School teacher for youth now on Sundays. I enjoy music and play the piano for the women's meeting at church. I volunteer to help those who are in need, both members of our congregation and people in our community. I also serve in a Mormon temple, which brings great joy and peace to my life. Having survived breast cancer I have friends that I try to support and they go through similar experiences. Sometimes that means helping with their journey into the life after this. I love seeing hope in their eyes as I share my faith in the eternal nature of our lives and of a loving Heavenly Father who is waiting for their return.