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Hi I'm Jacy

I was born and raised in Washington state, USA. I met & married my husband, and had four kids all before I was 25. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love to craft. I create things for our home, for gifts, and for myself. I am also learning to sew. I love seeing a finished product come together. I just started walking to get some sort of exercise. It's not my favorite thing to do, but I love the time I have with my husband and kids to talk about anything and everything. My husband and I have an autistic son. It's been a real challenge learning how to deal with that kind of disability. He is the sweetest kid, and everyone who meets him says so. He like to run away, and we've lost him a few times, but he is getting better at staying home and learning to be safe. It is definitely hard sometimes, and we wonder why we were chosen to be parents of such a sweet spirit, but we know that even though he's different, he'll one day be resurrected, and he'll be absolutely perfect. Our other kids are the best with our autistic son. They help explain to other kids why he's different; they help make sure he's taken care of and being safe wherever we are. You can tell how much they love them by the way they treat him. They're just like other kids, who fight with each other, and argue, and have bad days. But with Ethan, all they do is love him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. I never questioned why we did the things we did, or why we believed the things we believed. But as I got older, I knew I needed to find out for myself if the church was true. I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed, and I asked Heavenly Father if this church was true. I got an answer. It wasn't some earth-shaking moment, or an event of the ages, but it was my moment, and I had gotten my answer. Yes, the church was true. It was the most wonderful feeling. I've never felt so calm, warm, and comforted in my life. I will always know that this church is true-that Joseph Smith really did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I *know* this to be true. I know that Joseph Smith translated to the Gold Plate into the Book of Mormon we have today. I know that he was called of God to restore Christ's church to the earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today and that he is led by our Father in Heaven to direct His church. I am so thankful to be apart of this church, to know the plan of salvation. To know that when I've done something wrong, I can repent and be forgiven of my sins. I know that if we live a righteous life, we can live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that our families can be forever. This to me, is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm living my faith. Everyday. I have a calling where I teach the 4 and 5 year olds. They are absolutely wonderful! They teach me things everyday! It's fun because I get to teach them the basics. They are still learning and want to learn so much more. I used to teach all the little kids (3-11) Primary songs--songs about our faith. I think music is the best way to learn, and we sing a lot! We play games to help them learn the songs; we have serious songs about faith and the different principles we believe, and fun, silly, wiggly songs. I also play the organ for our Sacrament Meetings. I have played the organ in different congregations since I was 14. I absolutely love it. It's such an easy way for me to help bring the Spirit into the meeting. I love my husband for supporting me while I play--he sits in the bench with our 4 kids every Sunday.