Hi I'm Jamie
I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful little girls. I grew up in the mormon church as the oldest of 7 children. I have had type 1 diabetes all my life, and that has made my life more interesting and complicated in many ways. Football is huge in my family, and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of it. I enjoy a good book and a good show! I graduated from BYU, where I met my husband, and we are now helping him go through medical school. Music is a love of mine, and my testimony is strengthened through it. I am currently serving as primary music chorister in our branch, and found that is one of the harder callings I have had.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the Mormon church, with a family blessed by the gospel and who held true to their standards. I was blessed at a very young age to know of the truthfulness of the gospel and feel the spirit so strongly that I could not deny it. I served a mission for the Church in Chicago, Spanish speaking which I am eternally grateful for. It will always bless my life and be a part of who I am. I was sealed to my husband in the temple of the Lord and know of the blessings of the temple and of families being together forever. One thing that has always raised me up was music. No matter where I was at in my life, if there was a song about the Savior, it was the one thing that would stay as truth for me and keep me going. I know we all have been blessed with different talents and abilities, and ways of recognizing the spirit. I know that the gospel is true and I know this through the spirit that speaks to me. Every day is a bit of a challenge, some are harder than others. Even on the hard days, the days where I feel I have no faith, I hold on to what I do know and it keeps me going!
How I live my faith
I try to live my faith on a daily basis, though some days it is not always easy, but I know if I keep going I will be blessed. I try to teach my little girls what is important, and tell them how the savior will bless their lives, but it seems like they are the ones teaching me more than I teach them. I never felt such a responsibilty as I have since being a mother to live rightously and teach my kids the truth. As a member my whole life, I have had many opportunities for several different ways to serve in the church. I have currently been asked to serve with the children in our primary organization during singing/music time. This is the first time I have done this, and, to be honest, this has truly been one of the hardest callings I have had. I feel a great sense of responsibility to make sure these children feel the spirit and have a chance to learn through music. It has opened my eyes in many ways to how much we should really care about what our children our learning. I am now grateful, more than ever, to those leaders who helped teach me as a child and gave of all their time and effort.