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Hi I'm Jennifer Pond

I am a wife and a mother of 3 boys and 1 girl. I live in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The vast majority of my day is spent carrying for and teaching our four children. Not because I can't find a better job, or because some leader told me I should. I do it because I personally know my Father in Heaven loves and cares about me. I know Jesus Christ can save me from my sins every day as I repent, and helps me become a better person. I do it to show my love for them, by loving and serving spirit sons and daughters of my Heavenly Father, hopefully as he would if he were here. I do it because I know that families are where we learn to truly have faith, hope, charity, and patience. So I teach these children about choices and consequenses, about the joy that comes from hard work, about being honest, how to help and serve others because it's the right thing to do, how to get a good education, and how plan for the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven that began when I was about 10 years old. I sincerely wanted to know if there was a Father in Heaven so I prayed and prayed about it. Finally, one day I felt an overwhelming feeling as I prayed and there were words spoken to me in my mind "Jenny, I Love you". From that simple beginning I have come to know of his desires for me to have faith on his son Jesus Christ, to strive to follow his example, to become as much like him as I possibly can in this life. And being a mother is part of that .

How I live my faith

I enjoy gardening so I enlist all my children to help me turn the dirt over with shovels and our backs, to prepare the dirt for seeds. They like to help me pick out what were going to plant, then push the seeds in. They like to water the plants, and each other, all summer long. They like to snack on the tomatoes, peas, beans and carrots while they are outside playing. And they love to bring all their little hands can carry into the house to show me what their work has done, even if it's a little on the green side. My two oldest are learning to cook and enjoy doing it. They have made the salad for a company dinner, and even the prized candied yams for our Thanksgiving dinner, along with helping out with everyday dinners. We have to have a lot of aprons so that everyone can help when were making homemade pizza dough or Snickerdoodle cookies. We have spent many a summer day working together making cases of jams, canned peaches, and even taking turns on the cherry pitter so we can enjoy fruit all winter long. My daughter and I have sat side by side in front of a sewing machine as we've made a baby doll blanket together as a beginner project for her. I've spent weeks creating and sewing a Christmas dress for her that was asked for, dreamed of, anticipated, and cherished. Thousands and thousands of books have been checked out of the library, 30 or so at a time. Then read out loud when tummies were full and eyes were heavy, all snuggled up together in blankets. I enjoy writing so every month I send out a newsletter telling all the grandma's and grandpa's about all the growing that goes on in our home each month. It's full the daily struggles as well as the tender moments. I keep a copy so that when I'm old and grey I can read them again and remember all the good that came from the choice to have a large family