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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a wife and Mom, a Certified Music Practitioner Intern, a Returned Missionary, a Grandma, a Mom of an Addict and I am a Mormon.

About Me

From the time I was a little girl I always wanted to be a Mom. In part because my family divorced. I also have always loved music! I believe it is because my parents would sing to me at bedtime and I continued that tradition with my own children. I am currently a Certified Music Practitioner Intern at a local hospital. A Certified Music Practitioner is someone who sings or plays music at the bedside of ill or dying patients.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Mormon church when I was 8 years old, but because of my family situation I did not always attend. At 15 years old I became committed and active in the LDS faith. When I was 21 years old I had my beliefs challenged when my beloved step-mom who raised me was dying of cancer. I had to know if the things I was taught in the Mormon church were true or not. Was life eternal and would I see her again or was it all just a story? I struggled for a time and quit going to church. I was living in a tiny studio apartment that had occasional cockroaches, but I remember praying one night about it. I received a very strong, unmistakable feeling that it was true. Ten months after she passed away I left to serve a mission in Argentina and share that truth with others. That feeling and testimony has carried me through other challenges and trials since then.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my daily life. Especially using prayer to keep my connection with God. Raising children is not always easy and all my children have taught me valuable lessons. The hardest thing as a parent is seeing my children struggle or make wrong choices. I have prayed daily, sometimes hourly, or minute to minute for God to help them or protect them. I have especially learned a lot from my youngest son who is an Addict. It is a very frightening and painful journey to go through with a child. I know it is because of the prayers of family and friends of many faiths that my son is doing better. I like to teach and have had opportunities to teach children and adults of all ages at church. It is a way to be of service and continue to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was fortunate to learn about the Music for Healing and Transition Program 3 years ago. I am currently working on completing my Internship to become certified to serve those who are ill or dying. The right music can heal or comfort those who are in any kind of pain and those transitioning or passing on. Being a Mormon and striving to live by the example of Jesus Christ every day gives me hope in the future. It gives me faith to hang on when trials are difficult. It gives me joy to look forward to an eternity of time with my loved ones.