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Hi I'm Jenni

I'm a piano teacher, bookkeeper and mother of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four children and have strong opinions about what its like to be the oldest. Now, as I'm raising my own family, I am even more grateful that I was taught self-reliance and the value of hard work. I am passionate about music. I love to play the piano. I started playing when I was eight and began accompanying only a few years later. I seemed to know it was never in the plans for me to dive into the competitive world of higher music and creative arts. That was confirmed when I married an amazing man a year out of high school. He is the strength to all my faults, and it was the best decision I've made. We started a family right away, and I continued slowly towards an unknown degree. Children quickly took over, but not with the least bit of longing. They are truly a joy to us. I know that it is they who are defining and bettering me. Currently I am the book-end partner to my husband's business and teacher to over a dozen piano students, yet I look forward to the day when I can finish my education in music or accounting...or both.

Why I am a Mormon

If I could pinpoint one principle that lead me through the journey of my testimony, it would be obedience. The other would be gaining the knowledge that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know and love us on a personal level. As many others say, my testimony came line upon line and not after one magnificent event. I learned for myself after making mistakes, that I didn't like the way my life was headed, the way I felt or the people that accompanied me. I always felt I deserved better for myself...I wanted to be happy and didn't want to settle for anything less. Over time, my testimony has grown exponentially as I've learned that obedience of each commandment brings the most happiness. I am equally grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ which makes it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and still find joy and peace no matter what we've done. I'm also grateful for the tender mercies of my Heavenly Father. There have been times when I feel like He literally reached down and saved or protected me from a situation, over and over again. I grew to know that He loves me personally and is pulling for me to succeed. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense to me, and I know I would not be able to find the peace and happiness I feel anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. Right now I am serving in my ward's youth program with the 14 & 15 year old girls. I strive to be a positive influence in their lives just as a lot of my youth leaders were to me when I was growing up. I also have a strong testimony of visiting teaching and generally being kind and helpful to those women around me. It's hard being a mom, wife, provider of extra income, etc...and I believe having a strong support system is part of our Heavenly Father's plan. We are instruments in His hands in showing Christ-like love and service, and I strive to be that.