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Hi I'm Jayne

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandma. I am a friend and a good listener. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother to four awesome children, mother-in-law to two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a grandma to two adorable grandsons. I have a brother, a sister and a fraternal twin sister. I like to make greeting cards, knit, cook, camp, travel, go to concerts and the theater. I work with severe and profound special needs high school students and love my job. I have been a "nurturer" as long as I can remember and can't think of anything more rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know the teachings are true. They made sense to me from a young age. I was baptized at age 10. My older brother had been curious about the church and was baptized while serving in the military. He then sent a referral to have missionaries meet my family. We (my parents, 2 sisters, and myself) listened to the lessons. I remember when they were teaching about where we came from before birth and that we had a Heavenly Mother and Heavenly Father. My first thought was, well duh, of course we do! That was something I had always believed in and now there were missionaries confirming what I had known all along. I remember feeling the spirit touch my heart and help me to understand what was being taught. My parents never joined the church but were fairly supportive of my decision to be baptized. After baptism I only attended church when I was able to get a ride with someone. Although I didn't attend church often I had some Mormon friends that helped me through my teenage years and were awesome examples to me. I always felt comfortable with the standards ... modest dress, no smoking, no alcohol, no drugs, being chaste. When I was 20 I really needed to feel more connected to the gospel and started attending on a regular basis. My spiritual growth was one of the happiest periods in my life. Knowing that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me is an amazing feeling. I am far from being perfect but He loves me!

How I live my faith

When I was 23 years old I was called to serve a mission in Japan. My husband and I met at church before both of us served missions. Although neither of our sets of parents were members of the church we knew we needed to be married in the Temple. It was hard on our parents but it was the right thing to do. I have served in many of the organizations in the wards that I have lived in. I have been able to serve children from ages 18 months to 18 years old. My favorite way to serve has been as a camp cook when the young women go on their annual camp outs. I think one of the best ways to live my faith is by being an example to others. Working at a high school I hear a lot of inappropriate language and see a lot of inappropriate clothing. I have had to ask students to not speak that way around me. When they ask why, I kindly tell them that it is offensive to me and they are ok with that. Working at a school you also have to be very careful not to mention religious beliefs so at times it's difficult because I would love to give a more in depth answer. The students and staff who have seen me around the past few years know who I am and what I stand for by my example. I have challenged myself recently to be more like the Savior and treat others the way He would want me to treat them. I like to "pay it forward" and serve people anonymously. Serving others is one of the most Christ-like things to do.