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Hi I'm Jessica

I am a wife, a mother and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Mark Twain once said "We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves". So, I will try to describe myself without contemplating too much! I love life. I love my family. I love learning. I love to travel. I love to teach. I love to read. I love the outdoors. I don't enjoy spiders, and although I live in northern Alberta, I do not like the cold! I currently spend my days exploring, learning, laughing and crying with the most adorable little girl I know. I am fortunate to spend my days at home with her. I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend my grade 12 year in Belgium as an exchange student. This experience changed my life and opened many doors for me. I discovered my love for travel and have since spent time visiting Europe, Australia and the states as well as volunteer teaching in rural Kenya. I also learned and became fluent in French while living in Belgium, and have since gone on to attend a francophone university campus and graduate with a degree in French Immersion Elementary Education. I love working with children and one of my favourite jobs I've had was working at the public library, running and facilitating their early literacy programs. Music is a big part of my life and I currently sing with the French community choir in my city.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are mormon, so I was taught the principles and the doctrines of mormonisim at home. I was the only mormon my age in the area where I grew up, and it wasn't always easy to be different, but I always felt like I was doing what was right. It wasn't until I was older that I began to ask myself if I really wanted to be a mormon and if I believed in what I had been taught. At the age of 17, I left home. At that time it was up to me to live what I had been taught, and I found that that is what I wanted to do. I didn't have my family there watching what I did, but I knew that Heavenly Father was there and that He was aware of me and that He loved me. I am a mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I know that it is true. My prayers are heard and answered by a loving Heavenly Father. I believe in modern revelation and in eternal families. I love to learn and being a mormon gives me countless opportunites to question, discover and find out for myself. I am a mormon because living the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes me happy.

How I live my faith

As a mother, my faith is put to the test every day. Why have I chosen to stay at home and forget myself as I strive to create a healthy environment for my daughter? Its not easy. In fact, its the hardest thing that I have ever done. But by doing so I am given countless opportunities to become more like my Heavenly Father and like His son, Jesus Christ. I have never had more chances to practice patience, love and selflessness. I have never felt such love for another one of Heavenly Father's children. The choices that I make never been more important because they will most likely be mimicked. As a follower of my Saviour, I must be an example of love. I live my faith by trying to be the best that I can be. I try to show those around me that I care for them and that I know that God loves them. I strive to learn and educate myself so that I can help and be an example to those around me. I try to follow Christ's example. I try to live as he lived.