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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a Colorado native. Mother of five. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Colorado by both of my parents with one brother and sister. As a youth I enjoyed playing sports. One could always find me playing football or basketball with all the boys in the neighborhood. In high school I played varsity basketball freshman through senior year. I also enjoyed volleyball. I graduated from high school and decided to go to college. Three years later I earned an A.A.S. degree in Office Technologies, Administrative Assisting. I worked as an Administrative Assistant in the computer industry for 10 years before quitting to stay home with my four children. (I now have five kids) It has been challenging, but rewarding to be home everyday. When I am not chasing children around I enjoy reading, cooking, camping, boating, sewing, spending time with family and friends and scrapbooking! I love animals. I was raised on a farm and wanted my children to have that same upbringing. We raise pigs and goats. We have three dogs, three cats, 17 chickens, and two rabbits.

Why I am a Mormon

My first marriage dissolved. Anyone who has been divorced knows there is much guilt that comes with it. One particular night I was having a very hard time. I remember praying to Heavenly Father that he wouldn’t send another man into my life unless he had some very specific qualities. First, he had to be a Christian. He had to love and accept my children. He must be confident, hard working, understand the importance of family, be tall… Little did I know God was actually LISTENING! Within 3 months a man came into my life and changed it forever. He had a deep faith in God, but hadn’t gone to church for many years. I encouraged him to go back to church and he did. Referring to my list of qualities, all the boxes were checked. But there was one hiccup – he was Mormon! I had a couple friends tell me it was time to move on but I couldn’t. The Lord knows I tried. About 3 ½ months later we decided to break up. It was too hard going to separate churches. We wanted a spiritual relationship with someone and we just weren’t connecting. That day I got a call and after talking I realized I needed to find out for myself if the church was true. Before that day I had only based my decision on what I’d read and been told. I met with the missionaries weekly. It wasn’t until I felt prompted to receive a blessing that things finally turned around for me. The Elder’s and my friend performed the blessing. Each time a blessing was raised up to Heavenly Father a wave went through my body. I knew it was the Holy Spirit. I felt a comfort and peace that I’d only felt once before – the day I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I made a commitment to follow the Word of Wisdom and read the Book of Mormon. I noticed blessings happening all around me. I got baptized in June 2004 and married a week later!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending my church meetings. I teach 6 and 7 years olds and they keep me on my toes! Their simple faith builds my faith everyday. I try to be an example for my husband and children. I try to live my life as the Savior would have me live it - being His eyes, ears, hands and voice.