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Hi I'm Jane

I live in rural Washington. I've raised a large family and I've returned to school to finish my degree. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love and enjoy so many aspects of life. First of all..my family. It has been a challenge and a joy to raise a large family and now to experience the wonder of grandchildren. I love all the ages and stages of life around me. I enjoy the beauties of nature. I usually start my day with a five mile walk/run on a beautiful hilly logging road near our home. My walking partners and I appreciate the great views (and conversations) we have along the way. I enjoy good books and am just finishing my degree in English Literature. Most of my college age children have finished similar degrees and we share that love. I have a wonderful husband of 32 years--and a lot of good years ahead.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but I think that there comes a point in everyone's life when they have to examine their faith, humbly pray and study and discover for themselves that they have the truth. With that understanding comes a deeper commitment to fully embrace it and allow yourself the blessings that follow. Several years ago, our family experienced the tragedy of losing a child. I had a testimony of Jesus Christ at this time and I understood the promises related to his atonement and resurrection. But they were suddenly very relevant. The confirmation that I had received that those teaching were true, combined with sacred covenants I had made when I was married, became a firm foundation for our family that allowed us to move forward from that experience. We understood a "hope in Christ". He was our only hope. We have continued to feel his love and assurance in our lives.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ provides a daily road map for me personally and for me as a mother raising children. The church offers wonderful standards that help our children to navigate the world. Every Sunday, we attend church together where each of my children--18 months and up have classes of their own with loving and interested teachers. As a member of the church, we all accept callings so that we can bless one another's lives. Right now, I am the music leader for our Primary (children from 3 to 11). Each week, I teach them the beautiful songs of the gospel. I also give service when ever I have the opportunity--taking meals in to the sick, caring for the elderly, helping a family in need. All of my children participate in this process and feel Christ's gospel in action in their lives.