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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a homeschooling mother of four. I've been to 49 of the 50 states. And I love reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for ten years to the man who took me on my first date. I am a mother of four beautiful children ages 2, 4, 5, and 7. I love to read. I love to write. I love to shop, especially for childrens clothing and toys. I love to travel. And I scrapbook when I get the chance. I studied Psychology in graduate school and hope to complete a PhD someday. My secret wish is to find the time to work on my book. I home school my children, and ironically, I think I'm learning more than they are. Homeschooling has reminded me that we should never stop learning. I love learning, and I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

Like many Mormons, I grew up in a Mormon family and was taught the principles of the gospel from before I can remember. My family held weekly family home evening, read the scriptures and prayed together every night at bedtime, and regularly attended all of our church meetings. I was baptized at age eight, and always felt like I had a strong testimony. During my early college years; however, I moved away from home and soon learned what it really meant to have a strong testimony. It was during this time that I came to more fully understand the atonement of Jesus Christ. I realized that on my own, I could do nothing; but with God, all things are possible. I came to see that I was completely dependent on the Savior, and I simultaneously developed a deep and lasting love for this perfect and beloved Son of God. I know without a doubt that he is my very personal Savior and Redeemer. He knows me and he loves me. I also know that he stands at the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have felt the spirit testify to my soul too many times, seen too many miracles, and been blessed so abundantly that I could never deny my faith or leave this church. Being a Mormon is simply part of who I am. Actually, I think it's all of who I am.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon permeates every aspect of my life. When I wake up in the morning, I drop to my knees and ask for divine help and strength to meet the day before me. I pray with my children over breakfast, and offer up this time as a chance to talk together about basic spiritual truths. I study the Scriptures daily, both on my own and with my family. I also hold weekly family home evenings with my husband and children. I attend church each Sunday, and work hard to have the spirit as my guide as I teach the adult Sunday School class. I also love to visit the temple as frequently as I can, and long for the peace that being in the temple brings. I love our modern prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and I try hard to follow his counsel. I also have a deep desire to share the gospel truths that I hold so dear with my friends and neighbors. In every way I strive to live my faith more perfectly each day. One way that God has blessed me to live my faith more perfectly is by helping me to have an eternal perspective. I understand that this life is a time of proving. I know that I lived with my Heavenly Father and Mother before I came to this earth, and after I have proven myself worthy, I know I can return and live with them again. No matter what trials I may face, and no matter how hard life can get, I can always find peace and hope in the fact that I am a literal daughter of God, and I will be with him again someday. My belief in the Savior's Second Coming also greatly affects how I live my faith each day. I love to study his first coming, or his birth and life as documented in the New Testament. I also love to study the so called signs of the times, or the scriptures and prophesies of his return to the Earth. It thrills me to think that I could be on the Earth when he comes again. Whether he returns during my lifetime or not, I hope to live each day so that I am prepared to meet him again.