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Hi I'm Jaisey

Wife and mother of four children, three daughters and one son with Autism, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 5 children and grew up in a place where the name says it all, "Pleasant View." My childhood was idealic, and full of love and family. After graduation I went to what is now known as BYU-Idaho. It was here in the frigid temperatures and under the shadows of the Grand Teton mountains that I fell in love with my husband. Fourteen years later I can honestly say I love him more now than I did then! I finished my education in Cedar City, Utah with a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Nutrition. (whatever that means.. ;) After college my husband and I desired to start our family. I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a mother. Our first son was born a few years later. I knew from the get-go that he wasn't like other mothers babies. My first year as a parent was far from "normal." In and out of doctors offices was our life for the first year, seeking to find a reason for my son's discontentment. He was diagnosed with failure to thrive and a feeding tube was placed on his first birthday. Since that time he has been diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Developmental Delay. He is the heart of our home, and is the proud big brother of three darling sisters. My sons Autism has helped me treasure the small, simple moments in life. When I am not mopping up spilled milk, dressing a polly pocket doll, or making a PB&J I enjoy cooking, crafting, organizing, reading, and trying to learn to like running.

Why I am a Mormon

My paternal grandfather once told me that when he and my grandmother were young they had had some friends over one night to play cards. The room was filled with cigarette smoke, alcoholic beverages were being drunk, and friends were gambling. He specifically remembers looking down at the floor and there were his three daughters sleeping. While surveying the room the thought came to him, "surely there is something better than this for my babies?" Several days later the missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints knocked on his door and his life was never the same again. Because of his choice my life has forever been blessed. From my youth I have always known that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and the teachings of Jesus Christ I was being taught were correct. These teachings have become my foundation, my base upon which everything else is built. Being a Mormon has given me a much needed perspective and helped me to establish priorities. Particularly those related to home and family. I cherish and value the role of woman and mother. The sentiment of my grandfather carries on as I too want "more for my babies" than what the world has to offer. I often sing to my children these words, "I am a child of God and He has sent me here. Has given me an earthly home with parents kind and dear. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do to live with Him some day." Being a Mormon is showing me how to teach, lead, and guide my family to Jesus Christ. I love the quote by a Latter-day Mormon prophet, David O. McKay, who said, “The home is the first and most effective place for children to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self-control; the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home."

How I live my faith

Each Tuesday night and Sunday afternoon, you will find me having a blast with the 16-18 year old young women in our ward. As a group we do service, explore and develop new skills, and learn of Jesus Christ and His teachings. It is amazing to see these incredible young ladies stand strong and represent Jesus Christ amidst the ever growing pressures of the world. They give me hope for the future of womenhood and motherhood. I also enjoy reaching out, teaching the words of Christ, and doing service for three adult women in our ward through the visiting teaching program. Daily, personal and family scripture study and prayer, weekly church attendance, regular wholesome recreational activities, and frequent and thoughtful service are not unfamiliar to our children and our home. In fact, they are what keep our family centered and focused on Jesus Christ. I firmly believe that faith is a principle of action, and so my faith in Jesus Christ and His Church are made manifest and are evident in my daily, ordinary walk of life.