Hi I'm Jessica
I'm a WAHM with 3 boys and a husband with MS. I like to blog, scrapbook, and decorate cakes. And, I'm a Mormon.
I was an Army brat until 12, when we moved to a small town because of a prompting from a Stake President and two faithful parents. That small town helped shape me into the person I am today. It allowed me to become strong in the church as I served the Lord and saw others serve Him daily. I met my husband in college and we were married before I turned 20. We had a great time learning to love each other and be adults together. Our first few years were some of the happiest and saddest of our life so far. The hardest parts (long suffering illness of my mother in law which finally resulted in death and my husband being diagnosed with MS) were also some of the biggest testimony strengtheners as well. Now, we have moved far from home and we work to instill a sense of love, faith, and hope into our children. I belong to a local mom's group and I love meeting others with so many different religious backgrounds. But the best part of the mom's group is seeing that even if we don't belong to the same religion, we love the same God and want to live our lives to honor Him.
Why I am a Mormon
My mother was raised in the church by her grandparents. Her parents allowed her to go, although they themselves were not active. My father joined the church while in the Army in Germany. My parents met there and married after both serving missions for the church. I was born into the church and never thought of any other way. I go to church each Sunday to help myself grow closer to Heavenly Father and to serve Him. I follow His gospel because without it, I think I'd be lost and very alone. I love knowing Heavenly Father is just a prayer away and I have the faith He can and will help me with any situations thrown my way.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by example. I'm not a great missionary, I'm not going to lie. I hope that others can see my love of my church, my family, and Heavenly Father by seeing the choices I make and things I do. I'm not the trendiest person around, but I hope others can see me and know that being a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not mean you are dull and old fashioned. I write a blog and try to share my desire to "find joy in the journey", highlighting the importance of my family, but also showing the importance of taking care of myself so that I can be a better wife, mother, and daughter of God.