Hi I'm Natalie Shaw :)
Thanks to a hard-working Army husband, I am a Play-at-Home mom of 3 adorable partners in crime! My days are filled with homeschool (5th, 3rd and preschool), creating and crafting. I enjoys doing simple crafts with children as well as over-the-top DIY projects with power tools and muscles. I love photography and blogging...the perfect medium for capturing all those creative endeavors...find my blog online at doodlecraft.blogspot.com
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised as a Latter-Day Saint. I married my best friend in the Salt Lake Temple in June 2000 at age 19. I am so thankful for the gospel and the church in my life. There were many lonely times growing up and times when I didn't do what everyone else was doing...but the Lord blessed me more than I could imagine. I always had a strong testimony. I knew the church was true...I did not doubt. I didn't have to experiment with the dark to recognize the light! It brought me so much peace and comfort as a 16 year old when my mom died of cancer. I knew the Lord loved me and that I could handle my trials if I put my faith and trust in Him. Daily, I put my trust and faith in Him. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made me who I am today. I am not perfect. I don't always respond to every prompting I am given. But I try to live each day a little better...and teach my children of the importance of the gospel.
How I live my faith
I am now the Primary President here and am happy to serve the best I can. I am extremely thankful for the church. We are military and move regularly. The church is true everywhere! I know that wherever we move that we will pick right up where we left off in church. It is an instant safe place. A place that I know I have friends and loved ones away from family. It is such a source of comfort to me! I can see others in the military struggling to fit in and find their place each time they move because they don't have the LDS church as their foundation.