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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a Mother, a Realtor, and sadly a widow. Thank heavens I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mom first and foremost. I love my kids and want the best for them. Watching them grow up and make good choices brings me great joy. We love to do things together as a family. Every year we go to Mexico to build and remodel orphanages. Its a difficult trip, but its worthwhile as we make lasting friendships with these sweet orphans. Also provides great perspective to my kids. I was happily married for 25 years. I credit our united Christian values for keeping our marriage happy. We were centered on Christ. We kept our family centered on Christ. We knew that more important then anything we obtain here on this earth, our faith and our righteous actions would be what would enable us to someday return to our Heavenly Home. Sadly that happened sooner then expected for my husband, Rod. He was killed in a boating accident on September 15, 2010. Never thought I'd be a single Mom. Never thought I'd be solely responsible to finish raising my children and provide for my family. Somehow everyday we get up and keep going. Our faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and the knowledge that we are children of our Heavenly Father has kept our focus eternal. We know we will see Rod again. Our church community as well as our neighborhood community has been wonderful. They have worked together to help me with my home and my children. Even in difficult circumstances I still love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

The missionaries knocked on my parents door when my mother was pregnant with me. Her previous pregnancy had resulted in the birth of a son; Jeffrey who only lived 3 days. The missionaries brought a message of hope in our Savior Jesus Christ. They taught her that through the atonement of our Savior He had borne her sins as well as her grief. She could rely on Him to not only grieve the loss of her son but assuage some of her worry in this new life growing in her. They also taught her that families can be together forever. My Mom always knew she'd see her son Jeffrey again. As a teenager and young adult I had the choice of what I wanted to do with my life. I saw the happiness the Mormon church brought into my life and my families life. The programs offered to children and teenagers is unparalleled to anything else I've seen. I was taught to have good, clean fun. To serve and love others as the Savior did. We are taught to pray and get answers ourselves, and not rely on others for our faith. Members of the church are encouraged to be productive members of our community. Loving and serving everyone no matter their religious belief or background. I saw this love emanate as people from all walks of life have come together to help me and my family in the loss of our dear husband and Dad.

How I live my faith

We attend Church services every Sunday. It's like coming home. So fun to see every one each week and worship together. Monday nights are reserved for family. We usually have a gospel centered discussion and then a fun activity. This year the youth are studying the Old Testament. I will often ask my 14 year old son to discuss what he has learned recently to help the discussion on Monday night. Tuesday nights the youth have an activity at the church. My kids love to attend. We try very hard to read our scriptures nightly as a family and to say our prayers. We end up actually doing it about 60 % of the time.