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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a student. I'm a musician. I'm a wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of the things that makes me the most happy is sharing what I love. And I love music! I am currently in college studying to become a music teacher. I play the violin, the piano, the viola, and I sing. I have taught private violin lessons, and am starting to teach voice lessons. I recently got married to the love of my life, and I couldn't be happier! We love to do fun things together. We love to do service projects, take silly pictures, go on trips, make forts in the living room (my idea), dance, and make each other laugh. We are both learning how to make our busy schedules mesh so we can spend time together as much as possible. Most people don't know this, but I can also ride a unicycle! My whole family can, and we love riding in parades together. Sometimes, we'll even throw on the big red nose and some clown shoes! Something that I'm working very hard at is cooking. My husband will tell you, I'm no master chef! But my goal is to become good enough that when my future children have friends over, they will want to stay for dinner!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. My parents are Mormon, my grandparents are Mormon, and on down the line it goes. But honestly, just because you grow up doing something, it doesn't mean you really believe it for yourself. You could just be going through the motions, or pleasing your parents. There came a time in my life where I had to figure out WHY I was Mormon. Why did I live the way I did? Why did I go to three hours of church on Sundays? Why did I spend so much time doing certain things when it looked like my other friends got to have more fun than me? I remembered reading at the end of the Book of Mormon where Moroni says: "...and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Those words stayed with me for days and i couldn't shake them from my mind. So one night, I did what Moroni promised. I knelt down, and asked God, truly seeking an answer. As I prayed, the most overwhelming feeling came over me. It was like someone had wrapped a huge warm blanket around my heart. I knew. And I know. I am a daughter of God. I know that He loves me beyond anything that I can comprehend. And because I love Him, I want to do everything I can to return to live with Him someday. I know who I am, where I came from and where I'm going. I know that there is a plan for each and every one of us. All we need to do is ask. God has so many things he wants to tell us and bless us with! And he is waiting on our willingness to ask. I am a Mormon because I've asked.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are the Webelos Scout leaders in our area! The boys are ten years old, and boy, are they are full of energy! We meet every week with them to work on merit badges, earn their pins, build character, and of course play some good ol' freeze tag. I also participate in something called visiting teaching. All the women in the ward are paired up with a visiting teaching companion and each companionship is assigned to other women in the ward to go visit. We'll chat with them, share a spiritual thought, and make sure that their family is doing alright. I love when my visiting teachers come over- who doesn't need another friend! It truly is such a blessing to know that someone is looking out for you and willing to do whatever they can to help.