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Hi I'm Shauna

I am a stay at home Mom that is never home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating from collage I made the choice to stay home and raise a family. Seven wonderful children quickly came in 10 1/2 years. At times I have wondered if I would survive their childhoods with my sanity in tact. Now I wonder if I have the strength to let them grow up. When I had five under the age of six I did not understand how hard it would be to let them go, in what feels like, all at once. Now as I face the reality that in ten years I will have an empty nest I am starting to plan what the next phase of my life will look like. Dreams that I put on hold to raise these wonderful kids are being dusted off and looked at to see if I still want to purse them or if it is time to dream new dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born in the church I have chosen to stay here because the answers to all of my questions are here. No matter what question I may have the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught in the Mormon church, has an answer. An answer that I don't have to accept just because someone said so. But an answer that I can pray about and through the Spirit know to be real to be true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through sharing my talent of playing the piano. Not only at church but in the community as I work with young musicians as an accompanist. Whether it is accompanying a children's choir or the high school choirs or working with middle school and high school instrumentalist polishing solos for festivals, I find joy and purpose helping the up coming generation develop their talents. Hopefully it is also helping to develop their sense of self worth that they may understand what wonderful people they are. How much potential they have within.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes. A thousand times yes. How sad it would be to put all the time and effort that it takes to have a wonderful marriage only to have it end with death. Why even try? In the temples couples are married not just for today but forever. Never to be separated but to always be together as a couple. But a family is not just husband and wife, it is also the children. That same marriage that joins the couple together forever also binds their children to them. They will always be your children, now and in heaven. Always and forever a family unit. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Mormon missionaries are asked to fund their own missions. If they can not fully fund their mission then their families are asked to fund their missions. If the family can not do that then the ward, or the congregation, members are asked to donate to a Ward Missionary Fund if they can afford it. From the pooling of those donations the missionary may be supported. Any funds that are not used by the ward are moved on to the General Missionary Fund and are used to help support missionaries from around the world who can not afford to pay for their own missions. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

We believe that we are children of a Heavenly Father who loves us. A well loved children's song is "I Am a Child of God" in our church. If I am child of God then I must have been a part of His family at some point. Right now I am a part of a family made up of my Mom and Dad. I am also part of a family made up of my husband and my children. Just as I no longer live with my parents, I no longer live with my Heavenly Father. But at one point I did live with my parents and at one point I did live with my Heavenly Father. I know I lived with my Heavenly Father before I lived with my parents. I had a life before my birth. There is a life after my death. This mortal life is not the beginning nor is it the end. This is just the place were I am at right now. Show more Show less