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Hi I'm Jen

I'm a college graduate. I'm a mother to 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was a little girl, I have only wanted to be a wife and mom. I never heard my parents argue and I am the 2nd child, but 1st girl in a family of 10 children, so I had great examples and plenty of practical knowledge. Why would I want anything else? After high school, I moved out of state for college and started college. After 2 years, I met and married my husband. We finished our bachelor's degrees and had our first child at about the same time. Our 2nd was born in Florida while my husband took classes for his Master's Degree. Four years later, our 3rd and then 4th were born. After a 6 year space, we had 5 and then 6. 6 good-looking kids in 16 years. I cook, clean, budget, do laundry, held jobs on occasion, etc. Best of all, I comfort, love, read stories, go on bike-rides, kiss band-aided owies, stay up all hours with teens, get up in the night with babes, watch concerts, garden, and serve in church. Never alone, always with my knight in shining armor at my side. My life is always a team effort.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and their parents and theirs and theirs were all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was born into this. I grew up singing the children's songs, attending youth group activities weekly, and girls' camp during the summers. My beliefs have been a part of me since before I can remember. I never questioned whether points of doctrine were true or not. I distinctly remember the feelings that accompanied the teachings as I heard them and then knowing for myself of their truthfulness. I learned young that my Heavenly Father loves me so much that he wants me to return to live with him. He sent his son, Jesus Christ to make that possible. My part is to follow Jesus' example and keep the covenants I made when I was baptized and in the temple. He has given us scriptures to read, restored the Priesthood to the earth, and given us a Prophet, all in hopes that we will do our part and earn the reward of living with Him, again. The sure knowledge I have of these points of doctrine have been just what I have given me hope and comfort in times of heart-ache and disappointment.

How I live my faith

I try to live simply. We pray as a family morning and night and before we eat each meal. I pray alone morning and night. I read the Book of Mormon in the morning before the family is up. My 13 yr old son has even recently asked that I awaken him so he can read scriptures by me at this time! Wednesday evening, our teenagers go to youth group activities. On Sunday's we attend meetings as a family. In between all these, we go to school, do homework and chores, practice piano, play trumpet, drums, trombone, and wii, and look for ways we can be good to our neighbors and people we meet. I try to live each day looking for ways I can help others.