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Hi I'm Jill

I am a wife and a mother. I grew up in sunny CA but I'm making it happen here in rainy WA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a very patient man and a mother to three beautiful children. There is nothing extraordinary about me but my family thinks I'm great! I am a returned missionary and a college graduate. I'm grateful that I'm able to be a stay-at-home mom. It's hard work and draining on so many levels but it makes me happy. I also enjoy photography, journaling our lives on a family blog, sewing, decorating, cooking . . . pretty much anything that allows me to be creative! At lunch time you can usually find me dressed up in old prom dresses for tea parties with my kids. We try and keep it exciting around here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family where both of my parents are converts. I am grateful for their examples and for teaching me the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through their examples and conversion stories, I learned not to take the gospel for granted. I don't remember a time when I didn't believe in the Savior. I see that as one of my greatest blessings. I left home after high school to go to college and it was there that I realized I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. I find great comfort in my faith, especially when life doesn't go according to plan.

How I live my faith

Serving a full-time mission (when I was younger) taught me to love teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. These days I have the opportunity to teach the women of our congregation various topics relating to gospel principles. We discuss together how to apply these teachings to our everyday lives. It is very rewarding and I am often the one who learns the most from the testimonies shared! I also have the wonderful opportunity to serve the children in the church. I work with three other women in a presidency to lead the children's organization (ages 18 months to 11 years old). We do all we can to assist the teachers in helping the children learn about their Savior. I love children and am constantly humbled by their meekness.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I lost my father when I was nine years old. He passed away, leaving behind a young wife and five very young children. These were not easy times but we were buoyed up by the knowledge that we will see my father again one day. Not only will we all live after this life, but so will our family institution. Because of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, our family will last forever. A FOREVER FAMILY. We are sealed and bonded together for eternity. I have found great comfort in that knowledge for the 20+ years since my father's passing. I have since married and have children of my own. I love my family more than anything in the world. It makes me so happy to know that they are mine forever. I don't know what our future in this life entails but I do know that for the rest of eternity, we can be together. Show more Show less