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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm the mother of two, a devoted wife, and an avid outdoors enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young mom to an energetic 2 year old daughter and an active 8 month old son. They are the light of my life. I've been married to my better half for 7 wonderful years. He is my everything. My husband works as a dentist, and I am blessed to stay home and take care of our little ones. We are always on some adventure. Alaska is our playground. We love to hike mountains, glaciers, around lakes, and to waterfalls. We also love to go on bike rides, skip rocks, jump in puddles, sled, build snowmen, and camp. When we aren't enjoying the great outdoors we enjoy snuggling up with a pile of library books or playing board games. My family is my life, but I did not always picture my life as it is now. Since I was little wanted to be a doctor. Upon entering college I set my course to become just that. I met my husband, and we were married the beginning of my junior year. We finished our undergraduate degrees together. I graduated with a degree in clinical laboratory science. We then studied for our admissions test together. I signed up to take the MCAT, and a month into studying I had a distinct impression not to take it. I felt Heavenly Father telling me to take a different path, perhaps one less traveled now a days. I knew I needed to be a mother something that was not in my "plan". Fast forward a few years to 2012 when we welcomed our first child to our home. When I held her in my arms I knew I had made the right decision to follow the road to motherhood.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the doctrines the church teaches, mainly that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. I believe that Jesus Christ came to Earth in the Meridian of time as was prophesied by the prophets of the Old Testament. I believe that Jesus walked the roads as a man, but preformed godly miracles. He raised the sick, healed the sick, made the blind to see and the deaf to hear. He led an Earthly ministry of service and sealed it with the atonement in which he paid the price for my sins and all mankinds'. He fulfilled the demands of justice through his infinite grace. I am a Mormon because I believe the heavens are not closed. I believe God speaks to us today as he did in Biblical times. He loves us and communicates that love and provides counsel directly through his prophet. I believe that line of communication ended for a time after the martyrdom of the apostles. I believe it reopened to a young boy named Joseph Smith when he saw God the father and Jesus Christ in a vision. I believe it was through Joseph Smith that God reestablished the church of Christ in its fullness to the modern world. I believe that God has continued to speak to a prophet today just as he did to Joseph Smith or Moses or Abraham. I am a Mormon because I believe God knows me and cares about me. He cares for me through the hands of others. He sends gentle promptings to me and others through the Holy Ghost for direction in who to help, what to do with our lives, or how to overcome certain obstacles. I believe he hears my prayers and answers them mostly through simple tender mercies and sometimes in miracles. I am a Mormon because by obeying the commandments and heeding the guidance of the Prophet and Holy Spirit, I feel closer to God. I believe that by following the teachings of Christ I will be able to partake of the Savior's atonement and return into Heavenly Father's presence to dwell for eternity with my family.

How I live my faith

The main way I live my faith is within the walls of my home. As a Mormon family is of top priority. I work hard to teach my children the gospel of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways. We learn together during our nightly family scripture study. We read out of the Bible and Book of Mormon. This year we our concentrating on the Old Testament. My husband and I read while my daughter acts the stories out with some laminated scripture figurines I have made. She very much enjoys the story of Moses, Noah, and David. Another way we learn of Christ together is through our weekly family night. We set aside one night a week where all electronics are off. During this time we have some sort of short devotional focused on the teachings of Christ. Following our devotional we play a game. My daughter's favorite is hide and seek and my son likes to play chase. We always finish with a treat. Dad's favorite is a trip to Dairy Queen. Each week we also attend church services. We worship and partake of the sacrament together. During church I teach the children anywhere from age 3-12 years old. This year we are studying the Old Testament. I love the time I spend with the kids I teach. They are so enthusiastic about Christ and learning. They make we want to learn more and be more like the Savior. Outside of my home and Sunday services I live my faith by serving others. Our congregation often has service projects which range from picking up garbage, to blood drives, or painting playground equipment. Every month I get to go and make personal visits to some ladies in my congregation. In this visit I am able to share a short message about Christ. It is during these visits that I am able to observe their needs. Often they need nothing more that uplifting words, but when trials come their way I am available to help. I have been able to serve my fellow sisters by providing rides, meals, prayers, babysitting, and cleaning in their time of need.