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Hi I'm Jeanette

I'm a transplant to Arizona from Pittsburgh, PA. I am a wife, mom, sister, massage therapist, and a Mormon. :)

About Me

I married my high school sweetheart in 1994. We have 2 beautiful kids together. I have a degree in Psychology and I am currently living out my dream job of being a Massage Therapist. I love what I do! I love being a wife and mom, a sister and a daughter, and I love to be a friend! I love cheezy movies- the funnier/dumber... the better! I love alternative music- especially from the 80s and 90s. I'm not your "typical" Mormon, but that's what makes me ME! :)

Why I am a Mormon

My husband grew up a member. I grew up Catholic (which my entire family is still strong in their church- which is awesome!). I attended some LDS church services with my boyfriend (now the hubby) and really loved the feeling there. It was SO personal to me. The talks were just that- talks. I really felt a connection. Shortly after we were married, the hubby and I would lie in bed and I'd ask a million questions about the gospel and the church in general. He always asked if we could have the missionaries over. My answer was, "I really don't want what they're selling, I just want answers". We put off inviting them for a few months, then one evening decided that "today was the day". Well, those fine young men beat me to it by showing up at my door- totally unexpectedly! I made an arrangement for them to come back when the hubby and I would both be home. I KNEW at that moment, that their visit was a sign- this meeting with them just HAD to happen. I loved what they had to say. It all just made so much sense to me. My initial reasoning to it all was "well, I don't see why not!"- why *couldn't* there be a prophet alive today? Why *can't* I have a personal connection, directly, to God? By the third visit, I was asking when I could "sign up". :) I was baptized in May of 1995, just 5 months after we were married. We were sealed in the Temple, with our son, as an Eternal Family in 1999. I know for a fact that my life wouldn't be anywhere as full as it is right now without the gospel in my life. It isn't always easy (oh heavens no!) but it is WORTH it. Every minute of it.

How I live my faith

As of now, I am a Sunday School teacher. I teach the most fun class of 12 and 13 year olds. Wow, those kiddos are amazing! Most of my callings have been in the Primary organization (teaching children). I am a Visiting Teacher, although I'm FAR from stellar at that calling! Believe me, I fall short a lot. But that's ok. I love the idea of visiting teaching- gaining new friendships, being of service, and just getting to bond with women I might have never had the chance to get to know. My ward is really great. It's such a nice change living in Arizona- our entire ward is about 1 square mile- half of my neighborhood (the other half is another ward!). In Pittsburgh, wards are really spread out, as there are not many members there. Although it does make you stand stronger in your faith, being part of such a small minority, I must say, there really is a feeling of strength and safety in numbers. It made the transition of moving 2000 miles from home SO MUCH easier. Just knowing that the some of the perfect strangers in my neighborhood (at the time) shared something so deep in common with me- our faith and religion- really brought a peace to my homesick heart. I love this gospel. I love my faith. It is a way of life for me, and my family. I like to joke that I grew up "Catholic on Sundays"- churchy stuff wasn't really a big deal then. I can proudly say that I try to incorporate God's love in every aspect of my life- personally, socially, and professionally.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

If you have a desire to know the truth about anything, I invite you to pray about it. A prayer is simply how we communicate with God. He is there waiting to hear from you! He IS personal. He IS real. He wants to hear from you! Show more Show less