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Hi I'm Sheila

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Nephi, Utah, but we have moved all over and are now living in Georgia.

About Me

I have 4 boys and have been married to my husband, Daniel, since 1996. Two of our boys have some disabilities, but they are all so special. They keep our family exciting and they each have their own personalities. There is never a dull moment at our house. I am a nurse and work in pediatrics at a local hospital. I enjoy reading, playing piano, camping, hiking, and spending time with my family. I am the oldest of 5 sisters. Three of my sisters are adopted. My family all still live in Utah. We have many nationalities that make up my family. Two of my sisters are Korean, one is African American; I have an uncle that is Samoan, and an aunt that is Chilean. We have a lot of diversity in our family and get togethers are fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have always been a Mormon. However, when I was 18, I had moved away from home to start college, and that is when I really had a "change of heart" and gained a testimony of my own. I researched and prayed, and through the power of the Holy Ghost, I realized that what I had always been taught was true. Throughout my life and with the medical challenges that were brought on with my children, I have found strength in the knowledge that my family can be together forever and that we can all return to live with our loving Heavenly Father someday through the grace of Jesus Christ. I also know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and each of my children, and I need to have faith that He knows best and that everything will ultimately be okay even when the world is crumbling around me. This is such a wonderful blessing to have this knowledge and understanding.

How I live my faith

I try to live the teachings I have been raised with and be a good example of what I think a disciple of Jesus Christ should be. We have Family Home Evening once a week where we teach our children the Gospel and come closer as a family. We also try to have family scripture study daily and I encourage my children to have personal scripture study. We pray as a family together daily. Through these things, I believe it helps my children develop a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ as well as with their siblings and us as their parents. When I'm at work, I try to look at all my patients and their family members as children of God and treat them accordingly. This isn't always easy, but I try. I will sometimes memorize a scripture and repeat it in my head while I'm working to help me stay in-tune with the gospel.