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Hi I'm Janet

I'm a wife, a mom, a tomboy, I have depression, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I was first married in the temple in 1996 and was blessed with three daughters. We were divorced in 2001 and I remarried a wonderful man who is not a member of the LDS church in 2006. We have one beautiful daughter, bringing the total of girls in our life to four~! At age 25 I was diagnosed with a chemical imbalance which has mostly meant depression for me, from age 13 to 34. This year after a preisthood blessing from my Father, I was able to overcome the majority of my depression. It gave me the motivation, the inspiration and the power to choose happiness. It is so exciting to finally love life ! I have struggled in my testimony and activity in the church as a result of the depression and I have had to learn to accept accountability for mistakes I had previously blamed on others. Learning to do this has brought me a great sense of empowerment and freedom through Christ. I love spending time with my husband and children in nature, whether hiking or mountain biking. I like shooting hoops, composing music and poetry,and I really enjoy construction. I love being a mom. I am passionate about seeing my children create, explore, and flourish. I am dedicated to helping my children learn that God loves them and will listen to and answer them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have attended many faith congregations in my search for truth.While I felt a portion of the spirit of God in many of these places, I never felt it so fully and powerfully as I did in the Mormon congregations. I love the inclusion in the Mormon church, the music that moves me, the people that love me even with all my idiosyncracies.

How I live my faith

I try to see the good in everyone. I let time stand still when someone needs me to listen. I love others regardless of their beleifs or their perception or treatment of me. I express my love for my Saviour through art, poetry, and service. I volunteer in the community and in the church whenever possible.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

God loves to give us gifts. As a gift for choosing to follow Christ by being baptized, we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost , or Holy Spirit. The Holy Ghost is like my best friend, always whispering to me what the best choices are. The Holy Ghost, as part of the Godhead has a perfect and holy perspective, so I may not always understand it's whispering, much as a child does not always understand or agree with: a parent. My whole life, whenever I have followed it, the result has been positive. I am so grateful I was able to be baptized . I am thankful for the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

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

A smile from a stranger, "coincidences" that meet my immediate need or wants. Nature. Children. Humor. Myriad prayers answered in ways that can only be described as miracles. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

To be a Mormon is to have Family wherever you go. To be a Mormon is to say : "Come what may and love it." To be a Mormon is not to try to be popular but to be recognized by our uniqueness as a people and as individuals. To be a Mormon is to struggle past offenses and to extend forgiveness to endure the scorn of others who don't understand why we choose to live how we do. To be a Mormon is to be tested in your faith in God and his Son, with the scriptures as a guide. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Because we know that life continues beyond death and we want to share the love we share with our loved ones now-forever. Show more Show less