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Hi I'm Diana

I am a grandma. I currently have 13 grandchildren and work as an interventionist in an elementary school.

About Me

I have lived in Idaho, California, Missouri, Illinois and Utah. I have lived in large cities and small communities. I have met amazing people from different backgrounds and enjoy becoming friends with them all. Currently I enjoy working with elementary age students. They are challenged in so many ways but I find them to be resilient and to have hope about their future. Their individual family circumstances may be hard and not supportive but they respond to kindness and are eager to learn. A good education is key to helping them overcome their current situation and have a future of possibilities. As a grandma of 13 grandchildren I see the various problems that confront many families today. Both parents may have to work to make ends meet. Sometimes divorce happens and children do not have the benefit of being with a mom and dad who are building a family together. Grandparents and other family members are needed for support. Health problems can occur which can bring financial as well as other stresses.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family where both my parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We went to church as a family. I learned many things about the gospel taught by my parents and their examples. I still had to gain a testimony for myself. In my later teenage years I started to notice more what some of my friends were doing in their lives and their families. I could see that some of them did not have a happy home to return to at the end of a school day. I have always been grateful for the loving home I grew up in even though my parents were not perfect and I did not always agree with them or what they asked me to do. I was baptized when I was eight years old by my older brother. He left on a two year mission a few years later. He wrote home about his experiences and some of his challenges. Many times as a family we gathered to pray for my brother while he was serving his mission. It brought us closer together as a family. I knew Heavenly Father knew me and my family and was watching over us.

How I live my faith

I cannot imagine trying to raise a family in today's world without the gospel of Jesus Christ. It offers hope when life is difficult, and we all have times when our life is difficult. I can go to my Heavenly Father in prayer and feel close to him. I can participate in ordinances in his holy house, a temple of God. I feel close to him and his son Jesus Christ there also. I have the opportunity to be of service to my neighbors and others who need help. This in turn blesses me and shows me how much I have to be grateful for.