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Hi I'm Jennifer

I'm a wife. I'm a mother, I'm a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full -time mother of two (soon to be three) wonderful children and a part time Endoscopy nurse. While both jobs are challenging and rewarding, I find that motherhood is by far my most important (and often most demanding) role. Nothing prepares you for the love you feel for your children, or the sense of responsibility that comes with them. I enjoy many things. I am an avid reader and I especially love 19th century British literature. I also love to travel and learn about art and architecture around the world. I love creating things. I enjoy sewing, re-purposing furniture, and building furniture with my husband. We also enjoy trying new restaurants and recipes. We especially love Indian and Italian cuisines. I enjoy being outside, exercising and hiking. I also really love getting together with my extended family for holidays and any other chance we get.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and grew up with the teachings of the gospel to guide my life. Despite this, there have been many times when my faith has been challenged and I have had to decide for myself whether or not I believe the church is true. Sometimes it is difficult to believe when you feel unfairly challenged or oppressed. We have struggled with infertility and there were times I wondered why we had difficulty having children when there are so many children living in terrible circumstances. Through much prayer and scripture study, I was given a feeling of peace and comfort that God was aware of my situation and would not leave me comfortless if I just turned to him for support. I also feel strongly that our mortal scope is limited and semi-opaque, but that if we are faithful despite our challenges, all will one day be made clear. Being a parent gave me new perspective about how God must feel about us. He loves us unconditionally and hopes that we will choose to return to him and live our lives in a way that will make him proud. He suffers when we suffer, but must allow us to grow and choose how we will write our life story.

How I live my faith

I have served in a variety of callings in the church, most of which have involved working with the youth. I am currently serving as a Den mother in Cub Scouts. I enjoy working with the boys and watching them learn to be prepared. I also serve as a Visiting Teacher to several women in our ward. This brings us closer together and helps me reach out and actively try to learn about people I might otherwise not know very well.