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Hi I'm Jeanene

My husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of six wonderful sons, all grown and married to beautiful wives! Currently we have 13 grandchildren; 6 grandsons and 7 granddaughters! They are my joy. The noise level at our home when they all come over is a little crazy, but I love every moment! We get together often for dinner, campouts, riding at the dunes, birthday parties, holidays, or any another excuse we can think of to be together! We have lots of fun and are creating great memories! I believe time spent with family is what helps them feel loved and valued. Some of my most treasured memories as a child is of time spent in my grandparent's home. I hope we are doing that for our grandchildren too. Seeing the world and the people in it fascinates me, so I am always looking for somewhere to travel! A couple of years ago my husband and I went to Israel. It will always be my most favorite place I have visited. It was life changing to have the experience of being in Jerusalem and walking where Jesus walked! Now, as I read from the Bible, I have a better understanding of the area Jesus lived and taught while on this earth. It was so humbling to see the tomb where he was placed. I was able to reflect on the great sacrifice he made for me and for all mankind. To rejoice in the resurrection and know that He Lives!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of LDS church my entire life. I was taught to pray as a small child by my parents and my teachers at church. I remember losing a favorite toy when I was very young and thought, "I should pray to seek help in finding it". Just seconds after praying, I found what I had been looking for! I knew that my prayer had been answered. I remember marveling that the things I had been taught were true! Prayer has always been a part of my life and I have had many prayers answered. I have been comforted through trials, given assurance that my Savior loves me, prompted when I should help a friend, and guided as I have raised my family. I know that Jesus Christ lives. He suffered through all things, even lifted on the cross, and died to bring to pass the resurrection that we might all live again.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things I do each Thursday is help make quilts for humanitarian needs in our area. About 30 women get together at our ward building to cut squares, design, and sew quilts. These quilts are then taken to shelters, hospitals, etc in our community. Because I have given much I too must give is a line from one of our Hymns and comes to mind often as I serve. I love the example of the Savior: As I have loved you, love one another. Lately I have been teaching a group of women to do pressure canning. We are canning beans, chicken and other things to add to our food storage. I think it is important to learn homemaking skills that will help our families to live on tight budgets especially in uncertain times.