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Hi I'm Jennie

I'm a wife, a mom, and a grandma. I'm named after my grandma. I have two patents. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn. I have college degrees in Math and Computer Science and got to work at my dream job at Bell Labs after I graduated. I was the oldest of four children and have four children of my own, plus two adorable grandchildren. I had lots of fun and quite a bit of frustration working with my husband and family building a large extension on our house. We learned so many things! Our family setting is the strongest part of my life. I struggle with some chronic health issues, but try to do as much as I can to live a normal life. I'm glad I can serve in Church callings and in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was, and still is, active in the Church. As a teenager, I often wondered if I really believed or if it was just a comfortable habit to participate in the Church. One day I took the chance to go to the temple grounds in Logan, Utah, and pray to know the answer to that question. The answer to my prayer was an intense feeling of warm calmness and confidence as I realized I would not have to ask that question again. I could not have felt that on my own, no matter how good I felt about a personal decision. Since that time, I have been able to be active in the church and attend the temple and learn more to help my testimony grow stronger. I frequently have a strong impression that I lived with Heavenly Father before I was born here on earth and that I have to get about doing the good things I had planned then to do here. I currently work in the nursery at church (with children 18 months to 3 years old), and regularly find in their eyes evidence of a knowledge of God that still lingers in them from the pre-existance. They teach me in this way more that I can ever hope to teach them.

How I live my faith

I always attend church, unless I'm sick. I have a friend who was struggling to get to church every week, and I had to wonder why she would ever consider it an option to go. There is always something to learn, someone to help, and some way to serve in a calling. That just feels like the right place to be. I try to be an example to my neighbors of openness and honesty. I have taken the opportunity to volunteer in the community, most recently with Memories in the Making, a program of the Alzheimer's Association. Volunteering is very rewarding and interacting with others besides those I see at church is enriching to me. I also try to be self-sufficient as much as I can, with food storage, some gardening, budgeting, and being creative about using what we have to get things done. I appreciate my family and they time they are willing to spend with me and support me.