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Hi I'm Dealia

I'm Canadian. I believe in the institution of family.

About Me

After four children and a 25 year failed marriage my best friend walked into my life and brought with him five adult children of his own. Together we have numerous "icing on the cake" grandchildren. I postponed a career to stay at home and raise my children until later in my life. I totally enjoyed the time I spent in the health care field but it pales in comparison to the satisfaction and joy I felt and feel working and serving as a wife, mother and grandmother. When I see our children trying their best to raise their children to be contributing members of society, with values and morals, it warms my heart. I am an advocate for children. Too often they are left on the wayside and tossed away as if they have no value. I believe children hold the key to the future and what our world will be like. I enjoy writing, baking breads, searching family roots (English, Danish, Norwegian), taking walks with my husband and decorating cookies with my grand babies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church and have a rich heritage of ancestors, many of whom sacrificed the comforts of home and family to cross the ocean and American soil with the hope of a better life in the service of Christ. Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure of meeting them yet and so I had to ask myself the following questions. "Why am I a Mormon" and do I want to continue to be a Mormon? I needed to find out for myself if this church was Christ's church and if so then it was a no brainer. I wanted to know if all the things that I had been taught as a child were correct. I am by nature a truth seeker and cannot tolerate lies and half truths. I decided as an 18 year old to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. There is a promise at the end of the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:4 which reads, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I was at a crossroads in my life and I wanted to know which way to go. So after reading the book I knelt in prayer with "a sincere heart" really really wanting to know if this book was true and if I was on the path that would lead me back to my heavenly home. The warm feelings that moved through body let me know that these things were true and that following the lead of my ancestors would lead me to my eternal home where I trust they are waiting for me to complete my turn on earth. I know Joseph Smith was true prophet and that he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in a vision. I have prayed about that too and received the same warm witness that his testimony is true. I have also prayed about our current prophet and know that he is God's prophet on earth at his time. I am a Mormon because God answers my prayers and I'm following my heart.

How I live my faith

For me the most important part of my living my faith is to follow Jesus Christ's example and love my fellow persons. I do not find that to be an easy task but every day I pray for help to do a little better than I did the day before and so far my prayers have been answered. Each month I go with another woman who also attends church and we visit a few women in our church community. My companion and I try to follow Jesus Christ's example of reaching out to individuals by watching over and helping these women in their times of need and just plain being friends. I have served in many fields within this church. Mostly in the area of teaching and leading children and women to seek out and follow Christ. I am seeking to strengthen my home and family and encourage others to do the same for the benefit of a brighter future.