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Hi I'm Jeanette

I am married to my best friend and I am a mother of four sweet children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family! I love my husband & I love being a mom! My husband and I have been married for almost ten years and we have four children-- two boys & two girls. I am currently homeschooling them. I play the piano a little, and love to sing and dance-- especiallly with my little munchkins. I enjoy running, biking, hiking, soccer, and racing my oldest son. I am a graduate of BYU and am a registered nurse. I choose to focus all of my talents, education, knowledge, & experience towards my family because it is in my home where I believe I can make the greatest difference in the world for good. Marrying my husband and having my children has brought me the greatest joys in my life. All of my pregnancies have been extremely difficult for me, but each of them have been more than worth it! My oldest daughter has various heart defects, Cerebral Palsy, & a seizure disorder. I love my life! While I have not been a stranger to difficult times and trials, I have had so many blessings through it all and feel that I have been more than compensated by God. I am eternally in His debt.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was eight years old. I have always felt in my heart that the Church was true. However, when I was a teenager, I questioned my beliefs and the path that I should take. One night I went to a meeting where the prophet was speaking. I had many questions in my mind. As the prophet spoke, he answered each of my questions. I would even then just think another question, and then he would answer it. I knew from that moment on that he was a prophet of God and that God spoke to me that night through him. Shortly after this experience, I began reading the Book of Mormon daily to learn for myself that it was true. Every time I read the Book of Mormon, I felt closer to my Heavenly Father and I could feel Him directing my paths and strengthing me. Over the years my testimony has grown as I have sought to learn more. I now know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was the prophet chosen by God to restore His gospel to the earth in these latter-days. I know that Jesus Christ is at the head of this/His church. I know that He loves us and that He died for us so that we can return to live with Him again someday. I also know that it is by following the teachings of His gospel that we can achieve our greatest potential and be happy. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel of Jesus Christ is what helps me prioritize the many demands I have in my life. I often feel like I am literally being stretched out to my max. Dealing with the strong emotions of my children :), not getting enough sleep, doctor appointments & more doctor appointments, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, sports, school, sickness, more doctor appointments, reading to my children, cooking, cleaning, teaching, youth activities, supporting my husband in his many duties, etc . . . I often feel like there is so much more for me to do, than I can do . . .and it is true! I can't do all that is required of me without the Lord's help. So, in my time management, I choose to put God first. I pray and study my scriptures daily because I believe that as we put the Lord first in our lives, everything else falls into place or even out. As I do this, I feel peace and strength. Ever since I was a little girl, my motto has been, "If I do my best, God will do the rest". I have seen this to be true over and over in my life. After I have done all that I possibly can, God has always filled in the gaps and made up the difference. Things have not always worked out the way I expected, but they have always worked out . . .just the way it should. Both my husband and I come from broken up families. We have felt the painful consequences of divorce. We do not want this for our children. I know that it is by following the Savior and living my faith daily that we can beat what statistics predict for our family with our background and literally live happily ever after. Forever.