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Hi I'm Debra

I'm a wife, a mother to 3 sons, a speech language pathologist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised a true Molly Mormon in Utah Valley. I attended BYU, received a masters degree, and married a BYU sports fan. After years of childlessness, God sent us miracle twins and then one more through faith, prayers, fasting, and medical technology. My children bring me unimaginable joy. Fortunately, I have been able set my career aside to devote myself to the care of my home and family. I take pleasure in gardening, yoga, biking, walking, cooking, and serving in my church and community. I have a passion for work and for creating beauty around me. Perhaps someday I will pursue a doctorate degree or start a non-profit that will focus on early intervention in speech-language, but for now, I'm extremely satisfied and feel fortunate to be at home.

Why I am a Mormon

Believing has always been natural and easy for me and I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me many times through a feeling of peace. I have heard wise words spoken to my mind and been prompted to actions that have made all the difference and so I know that angels watch over me and my family. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to live in this world, and especially to raise teenagers, without the guidance of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Strength of Youth standards. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ which is the source of all joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve in the presidency of our women's organization which has allowed me to accumulate many lovely lady friends of all ages. I get to watch over them. I organize our Sunday meetings, help with event planning, and prepare and serve meals at funerals and neighborhood gatherings. But the best part of my calling happens when we visit the elderly women in their homes, take a meal when babies are born or when a mother is sick, or leave a birthday gift at every woman's door to let them know that they are loved. Gratefully, my two oldest boys are serving 2 year missions in Thailand and Brazil. They have been instrumental in helping many people come to know God's plan of happiness and my family has been immeasurably blessed through their worthiness and devotion. I love being a missionary mom!