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Hi I'm Jami

I'm a Washington State native. I'm a writer, and the youngest of a "Yours, mine, ours, and theirs" family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Western Washington until my parents divorced when I was 10. My Mom is a convert to the church and joined when she was 21. My Dad was baptized around 13 or 14 and got active in his 30s.They both had children from previous marriages when they were married in the temple in 1973. I am the youngest of the 4 children they had together. My parents divorced changed everything about my life. I traveled down a path I never thought my life would take. Being the youngest there was an expectation of being the "good kid". All my older siblings strayed in one way or another and I felt this weight on me to be "perfect" in ways that they weren't. I did pretty good up until my 20s. My desire to be "free" made me rebellious. I ended up pregnant when I was 23 and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy that I placed for adoption through LDS Family Services. I have been blessed to have an open adoption where he knows who I am. His existence has changed me forever. My experiences in life have taught me compassion, tolerance, acceptance, and an ability to be non judgmental. I love people and have always been an observer. We are all trying to get from point A to point B, it's just how we do it that's different. I am far from perfect but I try to be the best version of myself that I can be. I am so grateful for the forgiveness and mercy that Heavenly Father offers me. I could not get through this life without His love and continual out stretched arms towards me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the church, and we all go through our own conversion. Sometimes this takes longer than others.

How I live my faith

I do what I can to give service and show my love towards others. Staying active in church has been a struggle for me throughout the last 5 years. It's not my beliefs I struggle with, but being faithful to them that has been hard. I strive to be an example to others around me and work to better myself with the support of my family. I am fortunate that I have an amazing relationship with my mother. She has always been there for me when I've needed her and has set and example that anyone would be lucky to follow. Although I don't consider myself to be the perfect example, I love answering questions about my faith and having discussions about the gospel. I know that no matter what I go through, my testimony will always remain strong. Even when I fall, Heavenly Father is always there to catch me and guide me through whatever I am dealing with if I turn to him for help.