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Hi I'm Shelly

I'm a wifey, a daughter, and a sister. I've lived in over 20 different places. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm pretty sure my life has just come full-circle. I was born in Utah, and then my family moved to Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. From there, I went to college in Hawaii while my family moved to Chicago, IL. After serving an LDS mission in Belem, Brazil (better known as the Amazon), I transferred to a school in Utah. Like most people I know, my family means everything to me. I married the love of my life on December 15, 2012. That was over 6 years after we first dated as 18 year olds. I am the third of four kids and the aunty to two nieces and two nephews that are probably cuter than yours. Jokes! Everybody says that. But I'm really serious. I love learning folk and ethnic dances, reading, holidays, fresh fruit, clean sheets, rolling down the windows on the first warm day of the year, stepping on crunchy leaves, hiking, cooking (even when it turns out gross), and experimenting with DIY tips from Pinterest. Who doesn't, right? I love to travel and explore, and my husband and I plan on having plenty of adventures together. Life has been incredible and unpredictable so far, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I think it started in Middle School. I had a lot of friends ask me about what I believed and why I believed it, and they were questions I had never even asked myself before. Even those who are raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraged to read and ponder on the scriptures and pray to know if what they learn is true. My time had come. I had to truly think about what I was learning. I had to pray and expect an answer from God. I felt His great love for me and for all of His children, and I knew He provided one truth for us to follow instead of many truths and much confusion. I know that the true Gospel that Christ taught is available for all to follow.

How I live my faith

It's my job to help spread the beautiful message of the Gospel. It brings me so much happiness and surety about who I am and what my responsibilities are as a daughter of God, and I know it can make others happy in a way that nothing else in this world can. I try to find people who are looking for something that is true and real and good in their lives so I can be their go-to friend when they have any questions. I introduce those who are interested to the missionaries, and I also try to encourage others around me to do the same. A friend and I also visit with a couple girls we go to church with once a month. We're there to make new friends, see if they need help with anything, and really just let them know that someone loves and cares about them. There are also two girls who come visit me every month, and I absolutely love the support system I have.