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Hi I'm Debbie Hatfield

I - love adventures - am a wife, mother and grandma - am a musician, teacher, and student - enjoy creating good food

About Me

My life has been like millions of other women my age: it was my dream to be a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. And every one of those dreams came true! Oh, but wait - it hasn't always been a "Happily Ever After" kind of a dream. I have to say that the heartaches have made life all the sweeter and more precious. I've been glad for the journey: detours, potholes and all.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandfather and mother joined the Church when I was 12. I was not forced to learn or join, but I willingly became a student. My heart was, and is, a believing heart. There was a sweet feeling of peace and understanding as I was learning more about the Savior and His Church.

How I live my faith

Well, let's be clear: even at the age of Senior Citizen - I am NOT perfect. Which is not what I expected. I thought by the time I got this old, I'd be Nice. I'd be Good. I learned a long time ago, that I'm a better person when I'm doing for others. Near where I live there is a coalition of churches called "Congregations for the Homeless" that work in various ways to alleviate the problems of homelessness and unemployment in our communities. I've worked with others to coordinate hundreds of meals for this coalition. The everyday goodness of ordinary - strike that - EXTRAORDINARY - people with whom I have been able to associate while doing my small part helps me keep faith in my fellow man. Doing things for other people - that's how I live my faith.