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Hi I'm Jane

I'm a Mormon. I have 9 children, 20 grandchildren, and I am a surgical nurse for a large Intermountain Hospital in Utah.

About Me

At age 45, after raising 9 children, I STARTED college and graduated from the University Of Utah (with honors) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the age of 49. I am currently working in the surgical department for a major hospital in Utah. I lost my mother to cancer and a 10-month old grandson and after seeing the care of the sweet nurses... this made me want to be one some day. I love my job.... helping people through difficult times EVERY DAY!! That is VERY FULFILLING to me. I lost my oldest son, who was 30 years old at the time (about 4 years ago). THE most difficult trial I have ever faced. The gospel has given me comfort that I WILL see/be with him again. I know he is nearby and keeps tabs on me as well. That is comforting for me. If I didn't have the gospel and my testimony, life would be SOOOOO MEANINGLESS! I CANNOT imagine not believing that I would be with my son again some day. How TRAGIC that would be. Life WITHOUT A PURPOSE? NO WAY!! I LOVE TO SEW!! I make quilts in my spare time and I love to give baby quilts to co-workers and friends and family who are having babies. There are LOTS of people in my life who need the quilts. THAT is a full time job all by itself! Great stress reducer!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a very faithful mom, but my dad did not come into the gospel until later in his life. My mother was a tremendous example to me. She was ALWAYS doing for others and giving of her time and efforts. She (and my dad) did not have any formal education in their lives..... just good 'down to earth' people who were BOTH good examples to me in being honest, kind, and loving to others. Have I made mistakes in my life? Of course I have! But I KNOW that Jesus Christ died for us and for our sins. That through HIS attonement our mistakes can be forgiven IF!!! we forsake them and change our lives. EVERY DAY I try to live a little better TODAY than I did yesterday. It is HEALING for our souls if we try and do a good deed each day. As a Mormon, I believe that I am SEALED for TIME AND ALL ETERNITY. I am NOT married "until death due us part". We believe that "Families can be together FOREVER". That we have our families for the eternities..... NOT just this lifetime. How wonderful is that? I am SO GRATEFUL for that knowledge. How comforting.... ESPECIALLY when you have lost someone. They are STILL a part of your life and ALWAYS will be. What a comfort it is to KNOW that I AM married to my wonderful husband/friend/companion for TIME AND ALL ETERNITY. That WE will ALWAYS be together. That is such a comfort to me.

How I live my faith

Our church is an organization of VOLENTEERS. We are ALL asked to give of our time and talents in the church. ALL the leaders (men and women) in the area where we live, GIVE FREELY of their time to the Youth Groups, as teachers, as music directors, as Leaders of the neighborhood or area which they live. People DONT have a "calling"for a life-time.... even if they are very BEST at it... they usually have a calling for a few years and then it is someone elses opportunity to grow in that area. I have been a CHOIR DIRECTOR (many times over.... and yet have NO formal music experience), taught the little children, taught adults, taught young women (teens)..... what other religion lets you have these kinds of experiences and grow in ways that you NEVER would without major FORMAL education? I am currently serving as a WOMEN'S LEADER over a large area where I live. It's called the Stake (meaning whole large area) Relief Society (the WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION) President. I will have this for a time and then someone ELSE will be called to this position. In the meantime, I am in charge of around 5,000 women in my area. NO ONE GETS PAID ONE CENT!! The Relief Society was formed to bring "relief" to those who are struggling in the church (temporally, spiritually, physically) and help them as they need. We don't just help those in our church.... we were one of the first churches to give "relief" at the Japan Earthquake, when Katrina hit the south, when other disasters have hit all over the world. We are there to "bring RELIEF". I'M PROUD to be a part of such an organiztion and invite YOU to become a part of this great work!!