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Hi I'm Diana

I grew up in Arizona and I love to travel. I'm a Physician Assistant. I homeschool my 5 children full-time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel! I served a mission for the church in Germany and I studied abroad in the Holy Land. I enjoy experiencing different cultures and languages and people. I also love music, especially playing the piano and singing. My favorite genre of music to play on the piano and to listen to is classical music. I really enjoy creating memories with my family and then creatively recording them on my blog or in memory books. And I also enjoy fitness and spending time in the beauties of nature. Prior to getting married or having children, I became a Physician Assistant (PA). I work as a PA in a limited capacity now, as I currently whole-heartedly homeschool our five children full-time. Becoming a mother and choosing to homeschool them has transformed my life. While it has its own challenges, I love that I get to spend my days hanging out with my kids and learning with them! I enjoy seeing the sparks of interest and passion for learning and the unique genius that God placed within each of them. I have grown personally as a homeschool mom in ways I could have never imagined. I have had to learn better parenting and communication and relationship skills, which certainly blesses our home. It has also led me to discover how much I love history and classical literature.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth, I wanted to know the truth for myself, and I did a lot of soul searching and praying. After a while, I noticed that whenever I prayed or read the Book of Mormon that I felt peaceful and happy and I often felt a very warm and comforting feeling inside of me. After countless experiences like this, and continually asking God to tell me what was true, I had the distinct impression that I already knew that these things were true, and that these wonderful feelings I was experiencing were God's way of telling me that through His Holy Spirit. I have also put the teachings of the church to the test in my own life, and the fruits speak for themselves. These teachings have helped me to avoid so much heartache, as well as given me the strength to overcome and endure every single trial and challenge in my life, both large and small. Now I know that God truly does live and that He loves me unconditionally. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He not only taught us by His life and by His teachings the best way to live, but that He also, through His atonement, knows my every weakness and every sorrow and has provided a way for me to overcome them with His help. I know that Jesus Christ leads this church today, by speaking to living prophets to give us the heavenly guidance that this world so desperately needs. I know that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are the word of God, and I know that Joseph Smith, regardless of whatever personal flaws he may have had, was the instrument that God used to restore Christ's original church to the earth. I also know that I can pour out my soul to God through prayer, and that God will communicate to me through His Holy Spirit and through the scriptures. I know that God knows exactly who I am and what I am going through and that He wants to help me, if I will only turn to Him. I also know that every single person can also learn the truth for themselves just as I did, and God really does hear and answer prayer.

How I live my faith

I look for God's hand everywhere in my life, in large and small ways. I am always amazed at the many things I can attribute to God's help when I am looking for it. Acknowledging God and showing gratitude to Him brings a measure of peace and happiness that I have not found any other way. I strive to pray and spend a few minutes in the scriptures the very first thing when I wake up in the morning. This gives me strength and clarity and direction to my day. My day always goes smoother when I take the time to do this. Deliberately strengthening my family is another way I live my faith. I try to spend time with my family reading scripture or discussing gospel principles on a daily basis. In the course of our day or week, I look for and try to point out to them God's hand in our lives, or to discuss and apply gospel principles. We also have a weekly family night where we plan our week, discuss items of concern, plan future family activities or vacations, have a gospel-themed lesson, and then end with a fun (and sometimes silly) bonding activity and a treat. My husband and I also have weekly mentoring sessions with each child to check in with them on their goals and concerns and anything else they want to talk with us about, which strengthens our relationships. One of the most important ways that I live my faith is serving in our church community. I have taught women's classes and Sunday School classes in the past, and I participate in service and humanitarian aid projects. Recently I organized and ran the children's organization for a few years. Even more importantly, I check up on a few women in our congregation on a regular basis in order to strengthen them and offer assistance as needed. This is the gospel in action in my life as I feel that I am doing as Christ would do in giving service to others. Recently, I began holding support group meetings in my home with other mothers in my neighborhood where we discuss mothering and life skills.