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Hi I'm Jeanette

I'm a mother of three. I'm an Air Force Doctor's wife. I love life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 15 happy years and am a mother of three school aged children. Although as an individual I am much more, I love that this is such a large part of my life and is a big definition of who I am. My greatest joys come from being a mother and wife and spending cherished time together as a family. I have enjoyed my years of co-op preschools, and running a fun mommy and me music class in each of the different states we have lived in. Living in different cities and states has brought many friendships and learning experiences into my life because of my husband’s schooling and medical training. I enjoy being a stay at home mom and the skills that I have learned over the years. I enjoy making and eating good food, DIY projects, reading a good book, exercising, boating, visiting extended family, and spending time in the beautiful outdoors. I have entered a new stage of life as all my children are now going to school full time, and I am enjoying the challenge of redefining some of my time and loving the opportunities that I get to serve in my community and schools.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young girl of 10, I was given an opportunity to cling to my family and test and embrace the truths I had been taught from a very young age. My mother was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer and given 6 -12 months to live. She died within a month of her diagnosis. As the sixth of eight of her children, my world was turned upside down. It was the first time I recalled really relying on the principles of the atonement and that My Savoir had suffered my pain. I was not alone, yes I did have my family, but I also had an immense amount of love, comfort, and guidance from the Holy Ghost. I was blessed with peace that as long as I strived to live by Christ's teachings, make the essential covenants with my Father in Heaven, I would once again return to Him and those I love most in this world. My testimony that families can be together forever is what buoyes me up when I miss my mother the most. My purpose has increased with my testimony that I am a child of God, and He has a plan for me. Life was not meant to be easy, but I am meant to have joy. As I face other trials in my life, my testimony that was set at a young age is my rock; I have triumphed and overcame the obstacles that I face with the help from my Heavenly Father and his plan, my Savior and his gift of the atonement, and the comfort and guidance of the Holy Ghost. Tragedy struck again when I lost my twin boys and an opportunity to become bitter and angry with malpractice was quickly overcome with my testimony that I am here to learn, that He has a plan for me, and that families can be together forever through my temple covenants. This testimony has brought peace and an opportunity to bless my life as well as so many others. I know that Joseph Smith was given the opportunity through his faith to restore His church and priesthood power on the earth again. The Book of Mormon gives me guidance and teaches me how Christ and His followers lived their lives and how I should live mine.

How I live my faith

I love that I am part of a divine organization that has given me, and will continue to give me opportunities to serve, and grow. As part of my journey through life, I am grateful for these opportunities to increase my understanding and love for others and the purpose of life. Right now I work with the youth 12-18 in my congregation. I help organize and plan mid week activities that focus on serving in our communities, building strong values and standards, and participating in good wholesome recreation. I also oversee and participate in what they are being taught in their Sunday lessons, and help them work on their personal progress. I help guide them in their responsibilities to lead and serve. I am often blessed from their enthusiasm and strength and am so grateful that I can work with them and feel Heavenly Father’s great love for them. I also get to serve on a committee that discusses the needs of our congregation and plan meaningful activities to unite us unto Christ. I also serve as a visiting teacher. With another lady from our church, we go visit 3 other women. I enjoy when I get a call from one of them to come and help them with a project or an opportunity to bring a dinner when they are in need. What I love most about this opportunity is getting to know these women and discuss gospel topics and our love for our Savior in their homes once a month. When I am serving, in whatever capacity, I am living my faith. I feel as though I am doing His will, and fulfilling a greater purpose. We are all His children, we are not meant to go through life independent and alone. For me how I live my faith starts in my home and my responsibility as a mother and wife, and then extends to my extended family, and then to those in my congregation and our community. When I am continually striving to make right choices and seeking for guidance from the Holy Spirit, I am given many opportunities to live by my faith.