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Hi I'm Shelby

I am a wife and mother of 6 children. 5 sons & 1 daughter. I grew up in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 37 year old wife and mother. I have 6 children, they are my entire world. My husband is a wonderful man. My husband and I have both been previously married. We have been together about 12 years. I work from home, so that I can be home with my children. I have lived in Utah my entire life. I love to scrapbook and make homemade cards. I am an excellent cook and I LOVE to bake. My favorite thing to bake is gourmet cupcakes. Everyone loves them. It is who I am. A homemaker. I love to decorate my home and I am often painting something new, walls, furniture etc. Our family has three pets, two pure breed huskies and a rat. Yes, I said a rat. My husband is a hard worker and supports our family financially, emotionally and spiritually.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 8 years old. The standard age of most children, who are brought up in the LDS faith. I did not get baptized, because I wanted to however. I got baptized, because I thought that it would make my grandmother happy. My father was killed in a car accident when I was 14 months old. So, by getting baptized, I thought it would bring happiness to my grandmother, because she lost her son. I was active in the church on and off from age 8 to about age 13. When I turned 14 and started learning more about the church I started gaining my own testimony of my Savior and His restored church. I was very active as a teenager and young adult. At about age 25, I falling away from the church. My TRUE conversion came when I was about 27. I had some life events take place between the ages of 25-27 that allowed me to know what I really believed and what I really wanted in my life. What I wanted was my Savior, though he had been there through my darkest hours, he was there during the sunny moments as well. My heart burns with emotion when I feel the Holy Ghost confirm to me that my Savior loves me and he died for me, so that I may have an eternal life. I am so grateful to know without a shadow of a doubt, that my family will be together throughout eternity. I am so grateful and humbled to know that my Savior, Jesus Christ loves me unconditionally. He is forgiving and He is my rock. I feel so happy and blessed to know that the gospel has the Priesthood keys. I believe that Joseph Smith was preordained to help our Savior restore the church upon the earth. I look forward to the second coming, of my Savior. I believe in temple work and I am so grateful that we have such beautiful temples to perform temple work for the dead. My family is everything to me and I am so very grateful that my Father in Heaven has entrusted me with these sweet little spirits. I say these things humbly, in the name of my Savior and brother, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have a huge testimony of visiting teaching. I visit 4 women from my ward, each month. I visit them to see how they are doing, if I can help them with anything that they may need help with. Some people ask why I am so dedicated to visiting teaching. Number one, I am not sure I would be in the church had it not been for a very special visiting teacher, who came to see me about 10 years ago. She reached out to me and befriended me. I believe becoming friends with those you teach is vital to the success of Visiting Teaching. You love those that you serve. Number two, I believe that there is such a special bond of sisterhood in the LDS church, no other group of women so strong and standing for one cause. It truly is a miracle and blessing to have it be upon the face of the earth today. It is so special to see relationships blossom and service opportunities open up. I have taught in the Primary and Nursery. Children ages 18 months-age 11. I have taught in Young Women's, which are the Teen girls. The children of today are the future generations and I believe that their testimonies are so strong and powerful. By teaching the children to love our Savior, will only better their lives. I love their little faces. I have worked with Refugees from Berma, Christmas events and Sub for Santa causes within my own ward and outside of the church.