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Hi I'm Jenny Lytle

I love to learn & create...home, family, fun, growth, & joy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to work and learn all things related to serving my family and others. I have been married almost 25 years and we have 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls. My husband is a high school teacher. Much of my time is spent meeting the needs of my busy family but it is most rewarding when I am expanding my skills/knowledge in health, nutrition, gardening, canning, emergency preparedness, or just plain trying a new recipe. Work, excluding laundry = ), is play for me as long as the work's purpose is designed to help someone feel loved and important. I work 6-8 hours a week as an Occupational Therapist, helping elderly folks stay independent and safe with their daily living skills. I have learned so much from these folks that I think they really serve me most.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in the church as my parents divorced while I was young and we were not active members. While in college, I felt a need for something "more" in my life and decided to start with the church of my grandparents. I began reading the Book of Mormon and read the entire book in 1 weekend. I knew the book was of God. Armed with that experience, I started going to church even though I knew very little else about the doctrine. Little by little, as I learned the principles of The Gospel of Jesus Christ and keeping the commandments, I began to feel a change in my life's purpose. I felt a new kind of joy. I began seeking to know God's will for me and felt HIs guiding hand leading me to some things I hadn't really considered. I had thought I would mostly be a career girl. A year later I met my husband and we were married in the Los Angeles Temple for eternity. I graduated from college and immediately began my career in motherhood which has been the greatest of all careers. As life has thrown it's challenges my way I have had plenty of opportunities to experiment on the promises made by Jesus Christ and HIs prophets. Nearly 5 years ago, our 17 year old son took his life. He was missing for almost 4 months before his body was found. During that time I learned more deeply than ever before, that my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ are mindful of my daily feelings and desires. Jesus Christ not only knew personally of my sufferings and the sufferings of our son, Chris, but he descended below them. I can say without a doubt that Jesus Christ lives and loves me. He continues to heal my heart. My love for my Savior is my motivation to keep pressing forward, to serve more sincerely, and to love others more deeply as He would. I want to be His hands.

How I live my faith

My first priority is to teach my children where they can turn for strength and peace and to prepare them to be parents and productive community members when it's their turn to lead. In enjoy this responsibility and consider it a privilege. I work with the children at church and have been involved in cub scouts/boy scouts since our oldest son turned 8, 16 years ago. I have enjoyed volunteering in my children's classrooms and working with children in a school setting. I think it's safe to say that my life has been a lot about working with children which has brought me great joy. At the other end of the age spectrum, my work as an Occupational Therapist has taught me skills that have been helpful in serving elderly folks outside of my employment. Before I work with each person, I pray to know how I may meet a patient's needs both seen and unseen. I frequently feel my capacity increased by the Spirit in serving these folks. Each morning, I try to pray and study my scriptures and then get to work with a prayer in my heart to be led to those in need. Rarely does my day go as planned but I know I go to bed tired and most often with a feeling of joy and thanksgiving. I love when God leaves His signature on some little event in my day, letting me know He was there....that feeling is addicting!