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Hi I'm Jasmine

I'm a happy wife, mother, and blogger, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Germany because my dad was in the Air Force. While I was still young we moved to Denver, Colorado and I have called it home since. I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and loved it. Shortly after college, I met my wonderful husband… My husband is not of my faith, but he values the focus on family, service, and preparedness that the Church teaches/promotes. He has always been exceptionally supportive of my participation in church meetings and functions, and any other endeavors I choose to pursue. We have been blessed with a beautiful little boy. He brings us such happiness and being his mom has opened my eyes to a whole new meaning of family. I love my role as a mother. I appreciate the responsibility that comes with it, and enjoy all of the precious moments of learning and discovery. For fun, I love to play outside with my family (and there's no better place to do this than in beautiful Colorado). We love to go camping and fishing, take walks after dinner, play with the dogs at the dog park, and go for long bike rides. My husband and I love to play golf together - it is one of our favorite date night activities. I also enjoy blogging. Like journaling, I feel that I benefit from writing down my thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe there is value in keeping a record. I want my children to have a record of their childhood, and I want them to know me. I find that blogging is also a fabulous reminder of my many blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I like who I am when I am following His teachings. Christ exemplified service and compassion. I find that I'm happier when I'm involved in service; I also have more patience, love, and sympathy for those around me. I love the warm feeling that I get when I've made someone else’s day a little brighter, or lightened their load. From experience, I've learned that I tend to forget about my own problems when I'm focused on serving someone else. I’m a Mormon because His gospel makes me want to be the BEST person I can be, rather than just settle for “good.” I've learned personal growth and development through His church and have discovered my individual worth. I know that I am a daughter of God, and that I am of great worth to Him; so much so, that Christ, His Son, atoned for my sins so that I may return to be with Him again. I’m a Mormon because I never feel alone. Knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that I can call upon Him at any time through prayer, brings me great comfort and peace. I’m a Mormon because I want to be with my FAMILY for FOREVER, rather than just until death. I love being with my family and I want that to last for time and all eternity. I’m a Mormon because I like associating with uplifting people. It doesn’t matter where in the world I have attended church (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, China, Scotland, Mexico, etc), I always meet people that are happy, friendly, optimistic and willing to help... Proof that His gospel is positive and teaches happiness. What more could I ask for?

How I live my faith

My faith is truly my lifestyle. I live my faith as if people are always watching me. I strive to treat people with kindness and respect wherever I am. I work to maintain the morals that I’ve been taught and believe in. I do my best to be a good example, especially at home. I know my children are always watching me, and will do as I do. I’ve had many different duties/responsibilities at church. I currently lead the music. I enjoy singing, but I do not have an extensive background in music. That being said, I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn and develop this new skill. My husband, who is not of my faith, works with the 12 and 13 year old boys in the scouting program. He enjoys taking them camping, fishing, and hiking, and teaching them all that manly, outdoorsy stuff. I love that my husband still has the opportunity to serve, learn, and grow, even though he is not a Mormon. At least once a month, I visit with a couple of women that I attend church with. I love these visits; they provide me with the opportunity to serve and love these ladies, and quickly build great friendships. I have found a lot of happiness being a Mormon. I will raise my children in the same manner and with the same morals, so that they too may know the happiness that I know.