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Hi I'm Jenny

I believe whole-heartedly that an "Attitude of Gratitude" will bring you deep happiness. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single mom of four amazing children. My "nest" is slowly but surely emptying. What a pure joy it has been (and continues to be) raising my babies! I still have a hard time grasping the fact that these beautiful children are mine! I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be their mother. I've made mistakes in my life but as I look at my children, it's a reminder of my Heavenly Father's unconditional love for me. I love my Savior with all of my heart. I understand his atonement and how it can and does apply to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember being a young girl and wondering why my Heavenly Father loved me so much to allow me to be a part of his true church while here on earth. I still feel that way! I can't imagine not having the knowledge that I have about the "hows" and "whys" of our existence. Heavenly Father's plan is beautiful and perfect. I'm so grateful for this understanding and the peace that I feel every single day, for having this knowledge and for feeling HIS unconditional love for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying hard to keep the commandments. I try to be a good mother, daughter, sister and friend. I love the happiness and peace that I feel when I try hard to do the things I need to do and avoid the things I shouldn't. I try to be kind and to love all of those people I cross paths just as our savior would do. As I type, I'm singing one of my favorite primary songs in my head "I'm trying to be like Jesus, I'm following in his ways...". I'm far from being perfect like our Savior but I will never stop trying...

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jenny
I've had the opportunity to visit Mormon church services in many different states and even countries. It's easy to say what they're like... they're the same! I've sat in sacrament meetings not understanding a word being said but left as filled and renewed as if attending my home ward. The spirit isn't picky. You can feel our Heavenly Father's love no matter where you visit. What's even better is the love you feel from the members wherever you are. Yes! We encourage all to attend. It does not matter your color, clothes, sins or circumstances... you are welcome! Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Jenny
Members dress for church in their Sunday best. "Best" is simply being groomed and dressed modestly in what we have available to us. I feel like I show more gratitude, appreciation and respect for not only our church and religion, but for the sacredness of the Sabbath day when I'm dressed nicely. I always love seeing small children with mis-matched shoes, my daughter's dresses a wrinkled mess, a growing boy's pants 5 inches too short. I know that on this day, we all did our best and that, most importantly, we are here. Here at church ready to be edified. Show more Show less