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Hi I'm Jennifer Stallings

I am a wife, a mother to four great children, a cancer survivor, a graduate student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I start with who I am at age 13 because this is where my life story changed directions. At this age I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and this disease took away my ability to give birth. I have been a cancer survivor for 27 years! I met my smart husband at a fitness company where we both worked while attending college. He was and is such a great guy that he accepted me for me and he was happy to become a Dad through adoption. When we began our journey together we had no idea if we would be blessed with children let alone four beautiful kids! I am a mother to four fantastic children all who came to our family through adoption! I believe in miracles and know that God has blessed me beyond my childhood dreams of becoming a mother. As we worked with Social Workers to complete our adoptions I realized that the field of social work would be a good fit for me down the road when my children were all in school. I applied to graduate school and will receive my master's degree in soical work this year, 2012. I find joy in country living. I love to be outside hiking, enjoying nature, gardening, biking, swimming and most of all doing anything with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was blessed to grow-up in a Mormon family this is not why I am a Mormon today. I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Jospeh Smith through Jesus Christ restored His gospel to the earth. I love being a part of Christ's church. It means everything to me. Most importantly, I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He knows me personally. I love Him and know that He loves me. I believe that God has a plan for each of us and feel that I am happiest when I am seeking His will for me and my family. Finally, I am a Mormon because our church teaches that families can be together forever. This gives me great hope and encourages me to be better every day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving every day to be a better person. I do this through loving my family, serving others, praying always, being at church every Sunday, striving to live with integrity and honesty, being grateful, trying every day to be more like the Savior, and just being happy to be me.