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Hi I'm Desirae

I was born in Texas. I am adopted. I am Mormon.

About Me

I have been many things in my life, a cement mason, an IT technician, a crossing guard, a respite nurse, a bus aide, a Para professional and a CNA. I have also been lost, found, happy, lonely, grateful, bitter and joyful. I was five when I first met my mother, but she wasn't officially mine until I was six. My new family were members of the Mormon faith. This was new to me but I quickly became adjusted to this new way of life as I began to recognize basic truths in what I was hearing. i.e. I am child of God. I was in grade school when I started to get bullied. Being bullied was a tremendous hardship in my life, so much so that I began to hear the bullies words instead of the truths that I had previously identified with. This led a very dark time in my life when I stopped going to church, stopped praying, stopped caring. During this time I did a lot of thing that went a against my basic belief systems, I began a downward spiral. It wasn't until my very darkest hour when I was brought in front of my family to explain why I was doing what I was doing that light began to filter back in. This meeting became a catalyst upon which many positive changes occurred. I was nervous about coming back to church but what I found waiting for me was open arms attached to open hearts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert even though I was brought into the church at an early age. Many people believe that conversion is a one-time thing. I have been converted more than once. Conversion is an ongoing experience. I have been converted today, will be again tomorrow, and, hopefully, again and again for the rest of my life. I am a Mormon because I love it. There are truths in this faith that I have not found anywhere else. There are people in this faith that will love you and lift you up at all times. My heart and my mind know the truth of the things that have been taught to me.

How I live my faith

Today I am a caregiver. I am an advocate for those who have been diagnosed with social disabilities. (I was diagnosed when I was 8 with a form of autism.) I do family history work. I have learned to live my life being propelled by faith instead of held back by fear. I sing...a lot! I find that music can help faster a feeling of love into homes and meetings. I also use a Facebook page to share ways to build your self esteem, while this was originally geared towards girls it has been gaining a male fan base too.