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Hi I'm Janice.

I'm a Grandma of five from South Georgia. I'm a College English instructor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I earned my college degree at age 48 , thanks to a wonderful, supportive husband and family. Being an older non-traditional student was very difficult, at times, but well worth the sacrifices and hard work. I now teach Reading, English, and College Success at a local Technical College. I found my passion as a teacher, so it is a joy to go to "work" every day. But, while my love for teaching is very strong, my family is the most important thing in the world to me. I have been very blessed with a loving husband and wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my five sweet little grandchildren, going for long walks, playing games, and reading stories to them. Once a month, our family gets together for a big, noisey family dinner. I want my children and grandchildren to know they are loved and appreciated when our family gets together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Southern Baptist. My parents always set a wonderful example for me and my seven brothers and sisters. In my senior year of high school, my family and I were devastated to learn that our mother had ovarion cancer and had only months to live. I felt my world was crashing down, and relying on my faith, I turned to the Lord for help. I prayed and prayed for help and guidance. I wanted answers that no one seemed to have. Why did my mother have to die so young? What would happen to her? Where was she going? Would I ever see her again? After months of thinking my prayers were useless, the Lord sent two of His servants to my home to teach us about His restored gospel and about eternal families. I finally recieved the answers I was looking for. I knew, even as a young woman of 17, that I would see my mother again, and that my family could be together after this earth life ended. This knowledge and the strength I recieved from my Father in Heaven helped me through the loss of my mother, and eventually, my father. I am a Mormon because I know that eternal happiness and eternal families comes only from the Savior and His Church..

How I live my faith

I live my faith by first, teaching my own children and grandchildren of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to always set a good example for them to follow. I also live my faith by serving those in need, whether it is with a home-cooked meal, a quiet visit, a gentle hug, or just a friendly smile. I serve as a teacher in the church to the young children and to their teachers. I visit other Mormon congregations to help teach and uplift them. Little children are so precious, and I feel so blessed to be closely associated with them.