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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm a wife and stay-at-home mom. I am a violinist. I have a degree in education. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man and be at home with our three children. While being a stay-at-home mom definitely has it's challenges, it's a choice I would never change. I love guiding these precious children. To help ends meet, I try to be frugal and shop the sales and coupon. When I'm not being a chauffeur, teacher, administrator, cook, maid, financial advisor, nurse, therapist (...ie., a Mom!-), I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, and playing my violin. I also like exploring the outdoors and seeing God's great creations. I earned a bachelor degree in Biology teaching with a minor in Music while pregnant with child #2. Education is important!

Why I am a Mormon

While I've been a member of the church all my life, I've had to learn for myself the truthfulness of the gospel. My parents and church leaders shaped my early beliefs and taught me that I am truly a child of God and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. When I was 13 while attending a church camp, I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true. A warm feeling of peace overcame me and I had the thought, "You already know it is." And then as a teenager, I participated in a children's choir that sang LDS church music. The music deeply touched my heart and confirmed to me that "I know that my Redeemer lives." Today I know as I knew then that Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer, truly lived on the earth. He suffered for our sorrows and sins, he died and was resurrected so that we may all live again. I know that there IS life after death and that, through the power and authority of the Priesthood, it is possible for us to be with our families forever. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that President Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's chosen prophet today. I know the scriptures are true. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and want us to choose to follow the commandments so that we may have happiness and so we may return to live with them.

How I live my faith

My faith affects everything that I do. My goal in life is to be able to live with my family forever with Heavenly Father and Jesus. In order to do that I must keep the commandments, make and keep sacred covenants, and strive to follow Jesus' example. I'm definitely not perfect but I try to repent and change for the better. I start and end each day in prayer to my Heavenly Father. Throughout the day I try to keep a prayer in my heart and to do what the Savior would do. I try to read the scriptures often and to teach correct principles to my children. I try to be modest in dress and speech and seek after good things. Each Sunday I attend church with my family and set that day apart from the rest of the week. I volunteer my time to teach the young women and do uplifting weekly activities with them. I visit other women at church to share a spiritual message and to see to their needs. Often I make meals for those who are sick, watch children for others, and volunteer in my children's school classrooms. As a family we look for ways to help in the community such as pulling weeds or picking up trash. Serving others helps bring us to Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me direction and happiness in life. The teachings of the LDS church helps me keep an eternal perspective--remembering who I am (a daughter of God), why I am here (to learn and to grow), and where I am going (to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus again). My faith IS my life.