Hi I'm Janet
I'm a Californian living in the southwest. But I 'bloom where I'm planted'. I'm a Mormon.
I'm a wife, mother, Grandmother (Grammie), daughter, sister, friend, college graduate and teacher. I love to travel and wish I knew a foreign language. Even though I'm Irish I look more like my great-great grandmother Josepha Armigo. Every time we travel people speak to me in their native language. Huge goal for me- learn a language! I work part time for my husband and two days a week in our temple. I make myself walk on my treadmill and I teach a yoga class. Give me a good book to read and I am happy anywhere. The absolute pure joy in my life is my family. They are simply wonderful people! Singing, reading and playing games with my grandchildren makes any day the BEST day.
Why I am a Mormon
My mom became a mormon when she was a teenager. I was born a member of this church, however I was from a part member family since my dad was not a member while I was growing up. (He became a member later on when I was 25) I know I believed what I was taught in Primary and Mutual. My testimony developed however, as my beliefs were put to the test. I grew up in an area where there were few active members and I felt the spirit strengthen me as I taught my friends that their choices were not my choices. They respected me and eventually three of my friends joined the church. One of my favorite stories happened in my debate class. We were in a small group which included a childhood friend who grew up to be the basketball star. The boys were using bad language and telling questionable stories. This friend said, "hey, don't talk like that in front of Janet, she's a Mormon". He never joined the church, but I know he got a good feeling when he was around me because I lived gospel principals. I have a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ. I know He loves me and cares about me in a very real and personal way. I know each of us are tested -myself included-that is what this earth life is about. As members of the church living it's principals we are free of so many struggles. It is freedom, it is joy, it is love.
How I live my faith
Mormons build temples! You've seen them. They are beautiful. They are sacred. I am a Temple Worker. Each week on Tuesday and Wednesday I serve in our temple. It is such a blessing in my life and and in the life of my family. The people who work there are kind, thoughtful, inspiring, and friendly. Sometimes I feel as though I am rubbing shoulders with angels on earth. I have had the privilege of getting to know some amazing women in a very up close and personal way as we visit with them on a monthly basis. We go in twos and it's called Visiting Teaching. I am so blessed by this program because guess what...I have two women who come to visit me each month too. We really take care of each other! Mormon women have many opportunities for leadership. It really stretches the limits of what you thought you could do. When the calling is over you realize you've grown and are more confident than ever before. I've taught the youth, played the piano, taught children songs in Primary (which is like Sunday School). I been President over Young Women, shadowed Young Adults, been on many different service and activity committees and best of all taught the little ones in Nursery. Each calling has strengthened my testimony of the Savior. I love being a Mormon!