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Hi I'm Jill

I'm a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 2, a Lactation Consultant, a RN, and a Perinatal Instuctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 7 children and I have lived almost as it seems, two different lives: In the first part of my life, in addition to being a faithful Latter Day Saint, I did many adventurous things: skiing, hiking, camping, climbing the Grand Teton, and spending a semester abroad in Israel & touring all around the middle east. In the 2nd part of my life, I married, finished nursing school, raised 4 children, worked part-time as an RN in mother/baby related areas and as a Perinatal Educator. I have greatly enjoyed participating in many domestic duties and arts. I have found much enjoyment in reading, cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, quilting and music. Since our children have left home, I have a new Empty Nester's career as a Lactation Consultant, which allows me to lavish love and care on women and babies.

Why I am a Mormon

I honestly cannot remember a time that I did not believe in my Savior Jesus Christ, love Him, and want to live His Gospel in the way that I had been taught. When I was 19, I too wanted a chance to learn and grow spiritually, as I saw happen to young men as they served missions. I wanted a way to deepen my conviction of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so I decided to spend a semester in the Holy Land in a study abroad program. Here, in the land where Jesus walked and taught, I sought out my Heavenly Father in earnest prayer and fasting, to confirm my faith and my efforts. I received a lasting testimony, that the Church I belonged to, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was indeed, the only true Church on earth, and following its' teachings would bring me happiness. When I met and fell in love with a wonderful young man who wanted to marry me, I earnestly sought out my Heavenly Father in prayer to know if I was doing the right thing. I received a clear and unmistakable answer that my decision was correct, and was good in God's sight. As I have sought to live as Jesus taught, repenting and changing when mistakes have been made, my testimony has grown into an unshakeable knowledge that God lives; that Jesus Christ is His Divine Son; that the Holy Ghost can be my constant companion. Further, that Christ's Church has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and all the commandments, covenants, and ordinances are again on the earth that will allow us to return to live with God again.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ IS my life, and living a life in the Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me much happiness, and well as comfort in times of trial and sorrow. From the minute I awaken in the morning and have morning scripture study, to the time I have personal prayer before bed, my life is filled with activities that allow me to serve others and associate with some of the most wonderful people on earth. 10 years ago, our only son died suddenly of a rare heart infection when he was 20 years old. I would never have survived that experience had it not been for my faith in God, my faith in Jesus Christ and His power to atone for our sins and to provide for our resurrection. I see our son's death as a temporary separation, and although very very hard, look so forward to the day when we will see him again, as Jesus taught that we would. My sweet husband and I have had several opportunities to minister to other families who have experienced the loss of a loved one, particularly the loss of a child. In my work as a Lactation Consultant, I have many opportunities to minister to women and couples of childbearing age. Although I cannot actively proselytize, I try to show by love and example, reverence for the sanctity of life; respect for the difficult role of being a parent in today's world; confidence in that seed, planted by God in the heart of every woman, to love and nurture her children. I find great satisfaction and joy in loving new mothers, some of whom may never before have been privileged to experience love and compassionate concern. Music has played a huge role in my life, from the time I was 14, and had learned to play piano proficiently enough to accompany the young children in church as they had singing time, to the last 20 years, when I have played the organ in Church for hymn singing and devotion. Often as I play, I like to offer this up to God as my thanks and Testimony.