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Hi I'm Jill

I'm a technology enthusiast, a collector of old things, a prolific reader, and a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and Utah, but in college I fell in love with a Georgia boy and his southern charm. After we got married, I was "adopted" by the South and I now consider myself a true Georgia girl. I have a beautiful toddler and I'm blessed to be able to spend my days with her while my husband works and studies. I have a bachelor's degree in English literature and would someday like to go back to school for a master's degree. My interests range from reading to water sports and I love collecting antiques, especially ones handed down with a personal family history. I don't know how I survived before I got a smartphone, but I also have a special love of medieval history.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has always felt right to me. I've visited other churches and participated in other services, but while I always appreciated their faith and efforts to do what's right, I never had the same feeling of completeness there. I know that when I follow the teachings of modern-day prophets, I am richly blessed. I love how the Mormon church is open to everyone, even those who have passed on and did not have the same opportunities that I have. I know that the Mormon faith will draw me closer to my savior Jesus Christ, and if I live it worthily, I will be able to be with my husband and daughter for all eternity.

How I live my faith

Service, service, service! I am living proof that serving others helps me more than them, and there are so many service opportunities: visiting the elderly or sick, making dinners for families who need extra help, helping set up/take down chairs, singing with the toddlers in church, praying for anyone I feel I should, and supporting others in their callings. Serving others often feels awkward and inconvenient at first, but the more I do it, the more I grow to love it. I also love to research my own family history. Mormonism is all about families, and I want everyone in mine to have the same opportunity to accept the gospel of Christ, even if they lived in the Dark Ages. When I go to the temple to complete ordinances for those who have died, I feel a happiness and a connection with Christ that I have never felt anywhere else.