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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm the mother of two boys. I make mistakes just like anybody else, but everyday I learn and try to do better. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My husband and I are raising two great boys, ages 13 and 11. I like to garden, read, fix up houses, do crafts, volunteer at the kids' school, and work on genealogy and I love learning and have a wide range of interests. I consider myself fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom and that brings me a lot of joy. I was born the oldest of 6 children and I think my life being the big sister transitioned very naturally to being a mom. My calling right now at church is a cub scout leader and I love being able to teach valuable life skills to these future leaders while having fun and learning some myself. I've also had other experiences at church and at my kids' school both working with children and teens. Our family has many varied interests from watching good movies, reading, playing board games, enjoying nature, camping, gardening, geology, and listening to good music among with many others. Our family's life is not without difficulty, but I know that God is with us, even and especially through our trials. Members of our family struggle with ADHD, depression, and Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism). These struggles, at times, bring us down but they also bring us closer to our Father in Heaven and increase bonds of friendship with others who struggle with similar circumstances. As we learn more about these conditions, we are gaining a greater sensitivity and greater capacity to have compassion for our fellow human beings.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the church has given me the opportunity to learn gospel truths that are universal and eternal in nature. The doctrine of the gospel founded upon Jesus Christ, as found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes sense to me. I believe that truth can be circumscribed into one great whole and the more I learn about the beliefs and doctrine, the more I see that it all fits together perfectly. Through trials my family and I have been through, I know that my Father in heaven loves us and knows us as individuals. Whenever I have felt that no one on earth could know exactly how I feel, I knew I could turn to God through prayer and feel comforted through the Holy Spirit. Sometimes I receive answers to prayers immediately, but many times I receive answers as I just keep on going, just doing the best I can. Many times my prayers are answered in ways that I could never have expected. Truly, God's ways are not the ways of men. They're better! :) I'm amazed at the complexity of how he orchestrates so many variables such as events, time, and people to be a blessing for us. As one who knows the fullness of the gospel, any religion other than the one to which I belong would leave me feeling like I was missing something. I feel blessed to have been able to be taught the true nature of God and to know my role in respect to him. I know that I am a beloved child of his, as we all are, and I know I should treat myself and others in a way that projects our divine nobility, birthright, and potential. I believe that marriages and families have the potential to be eternal, and this church teaches us to believe families can be reunited after death. We visit temples where we can receive ordinances to bind our families together forever dependent upon our faithfulness. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to choose the right so that I can return to live with him with the help of Jesus Christ who makes it all possible.

How I live my faith

I love working with children and the youth through callings I've had in the church and I love being able to feel how precious and beloved they are. I feel their unconditional love and they give me hope and inspire me to be as good of an example to them as they are to me. I also serve as a cub scout leader and volunteer at my kids' school. I love to volunteer and serve and I feel that it is a way I can give back to God a little bit for all that he's given me. I love being a mother and I feel that a true mother's love is the closest thing on Earth we can get to feeling the kind of love our Heavenly Father has for us. I look at my children and I can see their strength and faith and they remind me that they're part of the reason to continue fighting "the good fight," despite the hardships we face. Our women's group, which is called "The Relief Society," gives me an outlet for serving others by working on service projects together and looking out for one another. We are doers of the word. Whenever there is someone in need of material items or even just emotional and spiritual support, we are happy to gather and fill that need. There's a strength that comes in numbers.