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Hi I'm Jill

I work with adults who have disabilities. I am a wife and a step mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, step mom, daughter, sister, teacher and friend. No idea where to start. I recently got married for my second time to an amazing man. My first marriage was a trial and something I am grateful for and would do all over again for it has lead me to where I am now. I now find myself a step mom to four amazing kids. I enjoy every moment with my family but know that I have a lot to learn! I work full time as a Para Educator with adults who have mild to moderate disabilties, teaching life skills. I love my job and working in Special Education. I am a full time student, finishing my teaching degree. I took this semester off to focus on being married and having a family, which was a very good idea as learning too cook and shop for six is not as easy as one would think! The bulk of my adult life has been spent in volunteer work, that is where I find peace and joy. I spent several years with a summer camp for kids with Cancer and have been a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters. If I have free time, I really enjoy knitting, reading, golfing, skiing, cooking, and trying new restaurants.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I believe it, with all my heart. I choose to be a member because it's true. Along with it being true, it brings me a happiness and peace I have not found anywhere else. My life is not perfect and easy but I have found a real peace and joy in it, I love my life. I know this is because of my faith, because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I hope that I live my faith in all I do. I try to live my life in a way that is honest. I have found that my life experiences have really helped others, especially the kids I work with. I don't have a calling in church right now, my husband and I recently got married and have moved. But to be honest, I chose a job that revolves around helping others on a daily basis. So I guess I spend every day serving, just not in a traditional sense. I spent several years helping to run and organize a summer camp for kids with Cancer and a lot of time as a Big Sister. I guess a lot of my service has been outside of Church. As I sit and think about how I live my faith, I guess I am hoping it is by example. My hope and intent is to live my life in a way that others will see my happiness, despite my trials.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Nothing is secret, it is sacred. Anyone can go to the Temple, but we each have to meet certain requirements to go. If you meet the requirements, such as paying a full tithing, keeping the word of wisdom, the law of chastity, supporting church leaders and so on, you can hold a Temple Recommend and attend as often as you would like. In the Temple we do work for the dead, we also make our own covenants there with the Lord and we perform marrigae ceremonies and sealings. There is a great peace about the Temple. Show more Show less