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Hi I'm Jen

I am a Navy vet, funeral director and imperfect. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One day someone asked me what I do for a hobby. I had to think about it really hard. Then my answer was "my work". I mention this first because for a long time, I only identified myself through my work. I was in the Navy, an office manager and now a funeral director. That was all I knew and that is all I thought I would be. Being a wife and mother was far from my mind. One day, I was making funeral arrangements and I was getting information from a neighbor about the decedent. It was that moment, I thought that I didn't want some random neighbor telling my story. It was shortly after that I met my husband, we were married and now I have a son. Being a funeral director made me realize that there was more to life then what I was experiencing.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15, I became a Mormon. From the very moment I met the missionaries, coming to church became a homecoming. I never felt like I fit in anywhere until I became a Latter-day Saint. But my conversion occurred again when I was 36. A very different conversion because unlike when I was 15, I made some choices that took me away from the church. And even though I wasn't going to church meetings like I should, I still knew and carries with me the preachings of the gospel. As my husband gently reminds me "I may have left the church, but the church never left me". Throughout my whole life, Heavenly Father knew me. He placed folks in my path that had a full knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I never forgot the principles that I learned as a Young Women in my youth. Now that I have a family of my own and have gone to the temple and have been sealed to my family for time and all eternity I know this church is true. I know that Heavenly Father knows ME, Jen, by name. I am so proud and honored to be a part of Heavenly Father's restored church.

How I live my faith

In the ward I attend I make the weekly bulletin that is handing out at Sacrament meeting. When I first was called to do this, I though "How easy will this be, I am a natural at the computer and keeping folks informed". Boy was I in for a rude awaking. I had to learn how to be patience with adults and time management skills. My second calling is a Primary teacher. Now I knew that I was not cut out for this, what is Heavenly Father trying to teach me. Well, it has taught me to be a better teacher to my son. The kids have shown me that if I learn and live by the teachings of the church that my son will see and feel of the spirit and desire to know of things.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The most important thing that shows me there is a God is when I read the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. When I read the words within I feel as if it was written for me. Sometimes I read it and know I might not be doing everything I should. I also see evidence of God in others. Through their good works and humility I know he lives. I also see through my own family that God is there. It was Heavenly Father's work that helped my husband and I meet. It was through our union that our son would be born, becoming a huge inspiration to me. I love learning of the Gospel through my son's eyes. Seeing him pray is a great source of pride to me. God was instrumental in my husband's conversion that abled us to be sealed as a family for time and all eternity. Show more Show less