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Hi I'm Jenny

I grew up in the midwest. I work in research at a local university and am starting a family with my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of five girls. We spent a lot of time together, did music together. I miss them now, as we're all scattered across the country. I've been married for a little over eight years, and I've been working for most of that time to put my husband through school. My husband is wonderful. I love him so much. He's done with school now, and we are both working and trying to save, hoping to start a family soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church. My parents had both grown up as members, and we have a long family legacy of membership in the church. It's easy when you're young to take what you learn at face value and to believe that what you are taught is true, not to question. I have taken time to question what I believe, whether it makes sense to me. Some may argue that I believe what I do because I was raised that way. But I have received answers to prayers. I have felt the influence of God in my life, and it is hard to describe the peace that I feel when I pray, when I think about the principles of the gospel. They are very real and very applicable to my life everyday. I think that the gospel of Christ is for everyone, for us to use everyday. Christ gave a clear pattern of charity, love, and righteousness for us to follow. Some may think that miracles have ceased, but I see them all the time. Obedience to God's commandments gives us power and control over our lives and will bring a joy that we can't find any other way. I know that God is our Father and that He loves us. I think it is wonderful that we can be connected to divinity in such a real and personal way.

How I live my faith

My husband and I get to teach 4 and 5-year-old kids about the gospel. They are so full of energy. It's hard sometimes to know if they understand or will remember what your say, but you teach anyway. They are good kids, and it's great to work with them. I try to be a good example to people I meet, to my co-workers. I love sharing my testimony of what I know and the feelings I have through the medium of music. Music has been a huge gift in my life, and I love sharing that with people. I love the feeling I get when I am able to serve other people. My husband means the world to me. He and I spend as much time together as we can. I am grateful that the gospel gives me the opportunity to look forward to eternity with him and with my family. There is no one else I would rather spend it with, and the more we are able to work on strengthening and supporting each other and building our love, the more I look forward to being with him forever. For me, living in faith is about working hard, doing my best, though some days will be better than others. Everyone will struggle with something in their life. I know that when I feel weak, distraught, burdenned, I can turn to my Savior and find the strength and the comfort that I need to continue and become a better person.