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Hi I'm Jaci

I'm an elementary school teacher, a soon-to-be mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Denver, Colorado with my 3 brothers, sister, and our parents. When we were growing up, my parents taught us the importance of family. Because of this, my siblings and I are close, and we enjoy spending time together. I grew up loving school, with the life-long dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. I finally made my dream come true by graduating with an elementary education teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Now, I'm teaching kindergarten and gaining lots of experience in the field I love. While I was in college, I met the man who later became my husband. I love him, and am excited that soon we will be having a little girl join our family. Even though being a teacher is something I've dreamed of being able to do, being a mother has also been a dream of mine. Now that my husband and I are ready to start our family, I'm excited for the opportunity I have to be a stay-at home mom. I know that my role in the home is important because of the impact I can have by teaching my children. I hope to install in my children the same ideals about family as my parents instilled in me and my siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where we were taught the gospel of Jesus Christ, and we attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was 8 years old, I was asked if I wanted to be baptized. Even though I was only 8 years old I made the decision to become a member of the Church because I wanted to follow Jesus Christ and His teachings. I felt good as I learned the things that are taught in the Church, and I knew that I could be a better person by living what Jesus Christ taught. Throughout my growing up I found that the things taught in the Church (faith, obedience, repentance, service, prayer, etc...) are pertanant and vital during my everyday life. Especially in times of trail, I knew that I could depend on the Lord to support me and guide me so that I could become better.

How I live my faith

Shortly after we were married, my husband decided he wanted to go to college in Utah. We moved to an area of Utah where we don't really have any family near by, which has been a difficult adjustment for me. However, my husband and I decided that we wanted to be involved in the ward, which is like a church district, that we lived in. By going to our ward we have gotten to know and build close relationships with our neighbors and other members of our ward. Our ward has become like another family to us. I am currently serving as a member of the presidency of the women's organization that exists in our ward. I have gotten to know the women of our ward through my church service and also through visiting a few of the women in my ward on a regular basis. My goal, and the Church's goal, in the visits that I and other women make are to help uplift and strengthen each other. When these visits are made a spiritual message is shared about Jesus Christ. Through visiting other women and being visited myself I have come to know my Savior better and a desire to have a better personal relationship with him.