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Hi I'm Jacquie

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I am a wife, mother, and daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a family of five children. I am the oldest daughter. My mom said from the time I could talk I used to put my hands on my hips and tell my older brother what to do! My husband and I meet at a Halloween Party late one night and even though I walked in with some guy I left with him and our mutual friend to IHop! He was just so easy to talk with, handsome and I could tell he was a quality guy! We have been married for a 4 wonderful but very trying years. Lossing our son has been a very trying struggle for us that continues. We are grateful to be sealed for time and all eternity in the Temple. This knowledge helps sustain us and gives us some peace knowing we will be with our family for eternity and one day will be reunited with our first son.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a mother and father who were members of the LDS church. It was important to them and growing up it became apart of who I was. My mother is a convert. She comes from a family of 11 children of which have a different faith. So growing up I got to see how the church is more than just going to church on Sunday but a way of life. Our family has been thru what I consider one of the hardest trials anyone could endure. That of lossing my son to a long battle of prematurity. Our first was born prematurely at just 24 weeks. He was only 1 pound 14 ounces. His whole hand was the size of my thumb print. His body was as large as his fathers hand. His name meant fighter and that is exactly what he did. He fought to grow. He fought infection after infection. He fought to digest his food. He fought through 3 surgeries. He was a tough little boy. Nurses and Doctors who cared for him feel in love with him! After a near 4 months in the NICU; he came home! He came home with lots of medical equipment but we did not care! His oxygen requirements gradually increased which required admitance to the hospital where he passed away 10 days later. Living the gospel allows me to feel close to him and to my Savior who sustains me in my life. I cling to the gospel and the knowledge it gives me that I can have the opportunity one day to raise my oldest as I am raising my youngest today. I constantly remind myself "Someday just not today..." The gospel truly is a blessing. Following it's teachings in my daily life blesses me more than I can even comprehend!

How I live my faith

A typical day for me starts by waking up next to my husband and to my son crying for me from his crib. His smile to see me and his whine needing me brings me the greatest joy. My schedule pretty much revolves around him needing to eat and nap alongside keeping our house in order and doing my church duties! We have lots of fun together. Being a mother is repetative, tasking but SO rewarding. It was not until he was born that I fully realized I was not only mourning the loss of our first son but being a mother. I knew my first made me a mother forever but; I am now enjoying the blessings of serving my youngest on a daily basis. I am grateful to be able to stay at home majority of the time with our son as my husband provides a living to do so. I also work 2-3 days a month as an orthodontic assistant. I enjoy the atmosphere, as it helps children and adults alike gain more confidence about their smile! The young women from my ward also keep me busy attending mutual and teaching them on Sundays. I am grateful I am able to serve with the young women in my ward and love how much I learn from them. My husband and I strive to live the gospel on a daily basis by saying our prayers, reading our scriptures, serving those around us and living worthy of our covenants. We are far from perfect but that is what is so great about the gospel! It is full of hope that one day I can become like my Savior. We make it a priority to have quality time together and enjoy eating out for fun! My husband keeps me laughing constantly with his fun and outgoing personality!