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Hi I'm Janette

I am from a small town in Arizona. I'm a mother of twins, a wife, a special education teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of twins. My children are now freshmen in high school and attend seminary each morning at 5:30! I teach special education at a local elementary school. I find it very challenging but interesting as well. I am originally from CA but I've found that small town living is a lot easier and quieter. I don't really miss the traffic of sunny So Cal. I like to do crafts but I don't usually have a lot of time to do them. I am currently into organization and trying to make life easier for my family and for myself. I try to have a positive attitude about life but I know that in all reality, it's sometimes hard to be positive all the time. I know, though, that when I am down, I can look to our Father in Heaven and things usually begin to look up again. My home is full of people who have converted to the church. My daughter and I converted just over three years ago. My son converted about a year and a half ago and my husband was baptized last month. We are looking forward to next year when we can all be sealed together as an eternal family!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home with no religion. My mom's uncle was a bishop in the church so we went to church with him a few times and I do mean only a few. I always felt that the church was where I was supposed to be though. As a young child, I remember going to my great-uncle's house and loving he atmosphere that they had within the home. It was wonderful. Fast forward to my high school years, I began dating a Catholic. I hadn't been to church since I was a kid. I felt that I needed some religion in my life so I went to church with my boyfriend. Eventually I was baptized Catholic, in my heart, it wasn't right so I quit going. I went to some non-denominational churches here and there but nothing stuck. I didn't have consistency anywhere. Fast forward again to age 33. My twins had twin teachers who happened to be Mormon. We became fast friends. We went to church with them once. We went to dinner at their house and the missionaries happened to be there. We had our first discussion. My daughter and I took to it immediately. I had the same peaceful feeling that I had as a child at my great-uncle's. I knew within a couple of months that I needed to be baptized. When the missionaries asked if I had considered baptism, I knew it was time. I shocked my husband because I had not discussed it with him. I knew it was right, my daughter said she wanted to be baptized too. My baptism day is one of the most important days to me. I accepted the gospel and know that one day I will live with my Heavenly Father. I know that my family will be an eternal family. I am blessed to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by trying to be the best role model that I can be. I work with the young women of our ward, it is the best calling that I could ever imagine. The young women have such a sweet spirit about them. They are so energetic and fun, they really keep me on my toes. I am also blessed to be able to visit teach with my best friend who happens to be one of the twins that brought me to the church. I have many people in my life who oppose to my beliefs. When I face these negative people, I simply tell them that I will pray for them. I don't fight them because I think that it's better to be an example of how to act. I try to participate in as many church events as possible. We all have outside obligations but it's good to be at as many as you can, they are very uplifting and spiritual.