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Hi I'm Dessa

I was raised in Nevada. I know that families can be eternal and do not have to be "until death do you part." I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm the 5th child of 6 and we all have names beginning with the letter D. My momma calls us the "six- d's" (sixties). I've vanquished the beast of depression and anxiety. True it is something that will always be a part of me but, I know the loneliness and hopelessness of the lowest times and I can say with complete confidence to one who is struggling "Never give up!" Things will get better. You were not created to suffer or to quite. Your track record of surviving bad days has been 100%. Have hope. I love music. I enjoy singing, playing piano, and playing ukulele. Music seems to be one of my best friends because, unlike myself, it has the perfect ways of expressing feelings and emotions, and teaching concepts that I like the talent of words to do so. My best friend and hero is my Mother. She is the strongest woman I know. Although we butt heads and speak different love languages, she is still the first person I want to tell my joys and my sorrows.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the grace of God through applying what I have learned while being raised in an LDS (mormon) home. I lost my father to a heart attack when I was 16 years old and I remember thinking "Ok, this is the moment I've been told about when I get to make the decision to stay with the Church or seek comfort in other forms." I knew because of personal promptings of the Holy Ghost that I would hold to the Gospel. It was there that I found peace, joy, and a hope for the future because I know that my parents were married for time and all eternity in an LDS temple. Words cannot describe the beauty of the truths found in the Book of Mormon and restored to the Earth through Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by striving to go above and beyond with my church callings. I know that I'm imperfect but I also know that I have a loving Heavenly Father and Savior who are constantly making up for my short falls. I have gained so much joy and hope and strength through the Atonement. I'm grateful for my brother, Jesus Christ, and I know that he lives and loves me.