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Hi I'm Jessie

I'm a city girl living in a small town. I'm a mother of two. I'm a seminary teacher's wife. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a city with over 112,000 people and now I'm one of 5,000. Small town life has been much more difficult than expected but I am learning each day how to better appreciate the little things! With two children under the age of two, life is full of "little things": toy cars, balls, diapers, stuffed animals, etc. Even though they are little, my children have already taught me some big lessons in life. I love them! While the kids are napping I like to blog, craft, or read a good book. I also love to cook, run (when I find the time and motivation!) and spend time outdoors. This summer we planted our first garden and while it wasn't a complete success, we did better than expected! We bought out first home one year ago and we have loved fixing it up. Designing it on a budget is my next goal!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with an extensive ancestry line of faithful Latter-day Saints. My Dad's ancestors came from Lebanon and my Mom's ancestors were part of the Willie and Martin handcart companies. They sacrificed so much to be a part of this great church. While I didn't have to board a ship and sail to America or push a handcart across the plains of the United States, I did gain a testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of my very own. I can't exactly pin point when exactly it was that I knew I had a testimony--I think it has been something that I have been adding to a little at a time all throughout my life. I have definitely had my ups and downs, but it is so comforting to know that I can be forgiven of my sins and that my loving Savior is always there for me. My testimony is very dear to me and I know without a doubt my testimony sustains me through my trials in this life.

How I live my faith

I try my hardest to read my scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father on a daily basis. My husband and I do our best to attend the Temple once a month. We go to our church meetings as a family every Sunday--which definitely give us strength for the week ahead. Sometimes it is a little crazy with our children--sitting still is hard for them to do!--but I want to make sure they know that their parents believe in the Gospel. I teach the 11-12 year old girls at church and I love it! My class is so sweet and it is very satisfying to be able to share my testimony with them every Sunday. I visit four ladies from our ward each month to share a simple message and check up on them. This is often referred to as visiting teaching and it is such an amazing program! It can be difficult to get everyone's schedules aligned, but I have found when I visit them, I am so glad that I was able to go.