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Hi I'm Janae

I'm a college grad and licensed teacher. I'm a wife and a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and taught Kindergarten for two years. I now am a stay-at-home mom with one child and another on the way. I continue to keep my teaching license current so that I can return to the classroom some day when my children are grown. For enjoyment, I love to get outside. Our family loves to camp, hike, ride bikes or do anything that allows us to enjoy the beauty of the world that God has created for us. At home I enjoy teaching my child new things, playing with her, keeping an organized house, and fixing delicious meals for our family. I love to learn from other moms who are my friends and watch our children interact together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but continue as one completely by choice. It is easy to see that I enjoy the most blessings and the most happiness as I continue in my faith, following my Savior, Jesus Christ. My religion is the driving force in everything that I do, and without it, I would be lost. It gives me a purpose for why I am here on earth and what I am to be doing now. It gives me something to look forward to after this life and a higher purpose to live for. I know that my Savior lives and loves me, and that I can go to him and my Heavenly Father in prayer and know that they will hear me and help me. I know that through keeping the commandments that Jesus has given us through his scriptures and prophets, that I enjoy the most freedom and the most happiness. These are commandments that I choose to follow on my own, and through trying them out, have found that they truly bless my life. If I wasn't a Mormon, I don't know how I could have endured loosing my mom to cancer. I know that she lives on in heaven and that our Heavenly Father had a different plan for her at this time. I know that I will see her again and I live with greater gratitude for the tremendous mother that she was to me. If I wasn't a Mormon, I don't know how I could endure being on bed rest right now with my second pregnancy. The gospel gives me an eternal perspective on life, and instead of focusing on how boring and horrible it is to sit here all day while I safely grow my baby, I think of all the things I took for granted that I could do before, and now have a greater appreciation for my abilities when not pregnant. I have big plans to do a little more and serve a little more once I am on my feet again.

How I live my faith

I am a leader of girls 12-13 years old. I teach them gospel lessons on Sundays and organize meaningful activities for them once a week. These activities are where they can practice and develop skills that will help them become virtuous young women and positive contributors to society and their future families. I am also a visiting teacher, which means that I am assigned two women to look after. I try to visit them on a monthly basis and am in charge of making sure that their temporal and spiritual needs are met. I report back to the leader of our women's organization so that she can make sure that each and every woman in our organization is doing well and being taken care of.