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Hi I'm Dlora

I'm a stay-at-home mom who raised five daughters. I love to read, and sing, and learn new things. And I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am fortunate that my husband has a good job and our wants are modest, which allowed me to be a full-time homemaker. I feel strongly that much of the happiness and well-being of our five grown daughters is because I was home with them in their growing-up years to support, love, and influence them. Although my daily life was spent as a wife and a mother, I returned to college to earn my English degree after a 20-year hiatus, which has allowed me to do freelance editing and transcribing. My oldest daughter and I were actually going to college at the same time. The kids were tickled with the idea that I had homework like they did. I am now an empty-nester, which, as I told my husband doesn’t mean I have stopped being a mother. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t have at least one phone call or email or post from a daughter with something to share or a question to ask. I love to read and sing. I always enjoyed learning and was a good student. Those are interests and habits that I have shared with my daughters. We sing in choirs together, share favorite books and ideas, and enjoy being together. They all have college degrees and have found good husbands to help them raise my wonderful grandchildren. But at the heart of who I am is my strong belief in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has shaped my character and desires all my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has shaped who I am, supplied me the tools to love life, and given me a setting to grow and serve. But more than that, it has opened the door to a relationship with my Heavenly Father and his beloved son, Jesus Christ. I depend on them, and I know they live and care for me.

How I live my faith

I think of myself as an average person. I am not funny or witty, not a great conversationalist, not a great community leader. But is there such a thing as an average person? We are all unique—even if we don’t stand out from the crowd. Perhaps my contribution is a fascination with others’ stories and joy in being their cheerleader. The more you know someone, the more fascinating and interesting they become to you. I stand out in the hearts and minds of my husband and daughters. I am special to my mother and father and my siblings. What a joy to influence and be influenced by them. I cherish my family and I am proud of the love and friendship we share. I believe that our shared Mormon upbringing and the tenets of our faith provide the glue that binds our family together. I am heartened by this idea I recently read: “We might be ordinary women but we have an extraordinary ability to be a force for good in our home and in our communities.”