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Hi I'm Shelly

I'm a mom and wife. I love theatre and literature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have four children. After our first two daughters were born, we decided to go back to school. I wanted to follow my mother's example and teach my little girls that they should be educated too. I followed my heart and majored in theatre, where I achieved many of my goals including performing on the college stage. I've tried to teach my children to follow their dreams, try their hardest, and never give up on themselves. And even though I'm living a different dream (motherhood), I love endeavoring in new adventures with my family and discovering my own talents and interests.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a Mormon family and baptized when I was 8-years-old. I grew up learning about the gospel, the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the importance of prophets upon the earth. But it was my first year of college, the first time I ever lived on my own and without my family close by, that I truly realized my relationship with my Father in Heaven. I was struggling in school for the very first time. I didn't know what I wanted to major in, I couldn't afford school without a full-time job, and I missed being taken care of. Life seemed too difficult to handle. I knelt at my bedside one night, earnestly praying to Heavenly Father for help. I remember pleading, "Help me, Father. Help me, Father." The realization hit me that He is my Father. He loves me just as my father here on Earth loves me. He wants me to succeed. He wants me to be happy. He wants me to feel His love. And I did feel it. I felt the Holy Ghost wrap his arms around me and hold me during my time of pain and insecurity. No miraculous solutions happened that night. But I knew my Father was pleased with me. He loves me. And I continue to strive to please Him.

How I live my faith

I get to help start a new Cub Scout pack. We're beginning from scratch and I am excited to see these young boys fulfill their goals and achievements. So far, I've been so impressed with them. The packs in our area were put on hold while this new pack was being formed and yet several of the boys accomplished many goals over several months without any help from their pack or den. They worked these achievements on their own and with their families. They have been dedicated to bettering themselves and those around them. They inspire me and I can't wait to help reward them with their badges, belts, arrows, and other such awards.