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Hi I'm Jill

I'm a wife, mother, nurse, author, musician, outdoor enthusiast, blogger. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother to two precious little girls. I am also a labor and delivery nurse and an author of a children's book. I have always dreamed of being a wife and mother. Being a mother is the greatest blessing in my life. I enjoy running, and have completed 2 marathons. love the outdoors especially hiking, camping, and backpacking. As a pianist and organist, I love sharing music with my family and serving others through music. I'm a history buff, I love to read good books, watch soccer, and most of all I love spending time with my family. While my husband and I have been extremely blessed, we have experienced trials and hardships as well. It is during these difficult times that I have come closer to my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. We struggled with infertility for a long time to get our first daughter to join our family, and then again for our second daughter. This is something that was personally very hard for me and tried my faith many times. But through much faith and prayer, I learned that our Heavenly Father knows each and every one of us and loves us and knows the desires of our hearts. He ultimately blessed us with our two beautiful daughters and I have come to appreciate motherhood that much more. While we know not what trials lay ahead of us, we are confident that God is watching over us and will help us along the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. From an early age I was taught the true principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My life has been built on the foundation of Jesus Christ and His teachings. I love my Savior.

How I live my faith

My family and I attend church each Sunday. We serve in our ward in many capacities. As a musician, I serve by playing the piano and organ, and accompanying our ward choir. I have also served for a long time in the Primary, our church organization for children. I love teaching little children about Jesus Christ and His Gospel. I also serve the youth, specifically young women ages 12-18, planning meaningful and spiritual activities with them, and trying to be a positive influence in their lives.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Mormons believe that our life here on earth is just part of the "bigger picture". We believe that we lived in Heaven before we came to earth. And we believe that our life continues after death. It gives me great comfort to know that my family is an "eternal" family. My husband and I were sealed for time and all eternity in a temple of God and because of that sealing, we can be together forever, along with all our children. Death will not separate us. We will be together forever. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

I have come to know my Father in Heaven through prayer, scripture reading, faith, and by keeping His commandments. All of us experience trials and it is through these trials that we come to know our Heavenly Father more deeply and personally. As I have studied the scriptures and listened to our prophets, I have felt the love Heavenly Father has for me. He knows each one of us individually. We can come to know our Father in Heaven by doing the things he wants us to do; by following Him, by listening to the prophets, by reading the scriptures, by attending church, by exercising faith in Him and in His son Jesus Christ. Through all these things we can come to know with a surety that there is a God and that He loves us. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons believe that every man and woman has the "light of Christ" within them. Man by nature is good. We want everyone, whether they are of our religion or not, to be happy and enjoy life to its fullest. There are many tragedies that occur in today's world, and there are many whose most basic needs are not being met. Mormons are taught that "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God". We believe that by serving others, we are serving our Savior Jesus Christ as well. Show more Show less