Hi I'm Jackie
I'm a mother, a writer, and a laugher. And I'm a Mormon.
My family moved around quite a bit when I was growing up, in places from Utah and Oregon to Georgia and Pennsylvania. I'm a west-coaster by birth, but an east-coaster at heart. I now live in Richmond, Virginia while my husband attends dental school. I've worked off and on as an editor and writer, and I get to raise our beautiful little girl. Some days there's oatmeal on the walls and laundry on the floor, but I'm happy to be where I am today.
My parents were both born Mormon, and they raised me Mormon. Living all over the country as a child, I found that I was usually a minority when it came to religion. But I never doubted that this was the church for me, simply because I could feel the goodness that came from going to church, worshipping my Savior, and living the principles of my religion. I'd been praying all my life, but as a teenager I came to a point where I really wanted to talk to God about my religion specifically. Was it true? Was Christ real? Are there really prophets again today? I made it a matter of prayer, and I'm grateful for the good feelings I felt. I know God answered my prayer.
I live my faith daily. It's part of who I am. I pray and study scriptures on my own and with my family. I try to go about doing good each day, and I thank people that help me. I do my best to stand for honesty, truth, and goodness. I seek to be like Jesus Christ. Am I perfect? Definitely not. But I notice that as I try day by day to be better, I'm able to have greater peace and love in my life.