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Hi I'm Jaime

I love reading cookbooks. I love taking my black lab for hikes in Colorado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in California, Ohio, Idaho, Florida, Colorado, and London, England. I love dinosaurs. I love to be in any situation where I can laugh. Usually that means calling up my sister if I have just seen something very funny, but I can find laughter in most things. I love being in the water. I love listening to Jack Johnson. I love making up two line songs for silly things. I like cleaning the bathroom, but hate vacuuming. I work as a nanny/aide for a little boy who has arthrogryposis. He is in second grade now, and it has been great to spend time with him and his friends all day. Though I still don't understand why boys like playing "war" or "destroyer" or "battle" all the time. My husband is a huge inspiration to me. He seems to be good at anything he tries. He plays guitar, but I fell in love with him because of his drumming skills. We will be new parents in January - I bet he will be really good at that, too.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the principles of the gospel make me so happy. There are so many commandments or "rules" that I have read in the scriptures, heard in church, or heard from the living prophets, that it may seem like a restrictive way of life to many people; but, I have learned that as I obey these commandments my life is much happier than when I don't. I also love how I know that am able to speak to God on a daily basis. I am encouraged to find out if what is being taught in church is true. I know that if I ask a question - be it church related or not - He will answer my prayer. If I feel sad or lonely, or if I have a concern about something, I can say a prayer and receive instant comfort. I am a Mormon because being one allows me the opportunity to be with my family for the rest of eternity. I get to spend forever with my husband :)

How I live my faith

When I think of Jesus Christ I think of love and service. Since I belong to His church, I try to share His love with others - most of the time through service. In church, I volunteer as an Activity Day Leader; which basically means that twice a month I help plan and execute activities for 8-11 year old girls in our ward. We always try to do something fun, as well as something that brings the girls closer to Christ. I also occasionally fill in as a teacher for the 12-18 year old girls. I often try to call, visit, or e-mail other ladies in my ward when I have noticed they may be having a hard time, or just when I feel they may need a friend. This service has been reciprocated at times when I am in the most need. In the community, I simply do nice things for people. Most of the time these things require so little effort that I am surprised more people don't do them. I smile at someone who looks a little sad. I hold doors open. I let people in front of me in traffic. Or I try to make a silly face at a crying baby in a grocery store. Making the effort to be more Christ-like helps me feel closer to Him and allows Heavenly Father to work through me to help others when they are in need.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Jaime
In our church, we are taught to LOVE everyone as they are our brothers and sisters. We are also taught not to judging others. Although we do not condone or allow homosexual activity in our church, we as members accept and love everyone. The institution of marriage is very important and sacred to us. We believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that marriage, if preformed with proper authority, can last for eternity. It can feel hurtful at times when someone tries to destroy or distort something in which you have such a strong and powerful belief. However, we do NOT think of homosexuals as sinners - no one, except God, the right to judge. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Jaime
The Relief Society is just like it sounds: it is an organization that was created to give relief to others. When women in our church turn 18, they become a member. We have weekly church meetings where we visit together and talk about the gospel. We typically have monthly activities where we aim to increase our strength and personal righteousness, as well as serve others. In our church, we call other women our sisters - it truly does feel like every time we get together, we are spending time with our sisters and the Relief Society Organization plays a big role in that. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jaime
The same way I know if anything is true: do a bit of research on it, then ask God. He'll let you know. Show more Show less