Author: Jennifer Wise

I’m Jennifer and I love learning, teaching, and laughing. I’m a wife, and I’m a mom to three of the most wonderful people on this planet. I’m happiest when I’m using my God-given talents and being true to myself. My Savior’s love and atoning power see me through everything. I love traveling, cooking, American Sign Language, the beach, and really good Mexican food. Jennifer blogs about preserving photos and memories, and she is the #familyhistoryfriday contributor at www.livegrowgive.org.

Why Be Normal?

When I was in junior high, there was a button craze.  We could buy little buttons (pins) with cute sayings on them.  We would wear them on our coats and become walking billboards for things we thought were clever or cute or funny.  I had a lot of buttons with humorous or sarcastic phrases (did I mention:  junior high school?), …

Growing in Patience

I don’t consider myself particularly patient because I hate wasting time.  I like to plan ahead and organize specifically so I don’t waste my time.  And excessive waiting —well, it’s  just so boring and useless.  I suppose I subscribe to Henry David Thoreau’s observation: The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  -Henry David Thoreau Life …

You Are What You Love

When my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, her doctor said she had a few years.  Despite chemo rounds, we watched her decline quickly.  A short seven months after the diagnosis, she was gone.  It’s been two years now, and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the things I learned from my mother.  It’s interesting …

A Summer of Travel, Memories, and Learning

Summer is my favorite time because it’s when we travel the most.  And I adore traveling.  This summer we kind of accidentally had a National Parks theme to our adventures.  I came away with a lot of pictures and some great memories.  I also came away with three life lessons. Lesson One:  You Never Know How Close You Are to …