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Hi I'm Jinelle

I'm a wife, caregiver, mom, sister, aunt, daughter, granddaughter, friend, high school counselor, professor and.... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a mom to our beautiful daughter, she has always been a true joy and blessing. I have always sought to keep my balance juggling the duties of a mom and wife, guidance counselor and full time caretaker for my husband. Over the past 21 years of marriage he has had well over 21 surgical procedures including a quadruple bypass and kidney transplant. My husband and I work together 5 days a week to provide him with home hemodialysis. His condition is terminal, but his will to survive and provide spiritual guidance for our family is eternal. His chronic health issues have played a role in developing my testimony of how Heavenly Father works in our life and how much he loves us.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is the only thing that makes sense in my life most of the time. When I am struggling with a parenting decision I can rely on teachings I have received in the gospel, search the scriptures, and seek counsel from our leaders to find a solution. This process works similarly for any problem I am working through. I have peace during times of doubting or when my faith falters as I look to the teachings of my Savior through the gospel to pull me through. I have opportunities to serve others which helps me look beyond my personal struggles and see that everyone is going through tough stuff and we all need each other and our Heavenly Father's love and guidance to get through. I know when my husband is called to the other side of the veil whether in 2 days or 2 years I can live my life to be worthy to live with him forever. Our family will continue after this life and forever because we have been sealed in one of his Holy Temples as we live our lives worthy of this blessing. This brings great peace and comfort to my imperfect soul.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith on a day to day basis. I do my best to read my scriptures every day even if it is just for a few moments to help bring my life into perspective. I do my best to pray every morning and night. I have found prayer to silence my fears and calm my troubled heart on many occasions. Knowing I can talk to my Heavenly Father and He will hear me is the foundation of my testimony. I hold callings in my ward - everything from a children's Sunday teacher to pianist and visiting teacher. I have learned so much from serving with and for others in the church. I work to live my life honestly and with respect for all religions.