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Hi I'm Shelly

I grew up in a small town in Canada. I was a registered nurse. I am a Mormon

About Me

I grew up with a health problem which was with me for many years. I was not able to keep up in very active sports but I enjoyed music, playing the piano and clarinet. I have also done many crafts such as knitting, crewel embroidery and scrap-booking ( although I'm pretty rusty at it) . I am the mother of 3 children and have several grandchildren. When our children were young, my husband and I moved onto 5 acres and had many animals. We had horses which we all learned to ride, chickens, pigs, and cows, raising our own meat. I spent much of my time as an at home mom and I enjoy my time with my family. I went to College after high school and was a registered nurse. Now I no longer nurse but have a part time job in the retail industry which I find fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent much of my youth looking at different churches, going to them with my grandmother and with my friends. Nothing I found really seemed to be right to me. I always new Heavenly Father and Jesus existed, but could not find a faith that really made sense. One day early in the morning I was helping my baby (about 9 months old) try to feed himself breakfast and there was a knock on my door. It was the missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I spoke to them for a moment and was not going to let them in, but then I felt that I would like to hear what they had to say. I heard the first discussion from them and they gave me a Book of Mormon to read. They asked if they could come back and talk to me and my husband later in the week. I said he had told me he definitely was not interested in any religion, being brought up Catholic and thinking it was wrong, but we could try. Later that week they phoned and to my surprise he said yes. Six months later we were both baptized and have been Mormon ever since. This religion follows the path which Jesus set out for us to follow. It is the true gospel and I am very glad to have it in my life.

How I live my faith

I work in the library at the church and really enjoy my time there. I also work with the people in the church and community on their genealogy. There are so many things available to us now to find out who our ancestors were and what they did and I find this really exciting. I try and be the best person I can be in my community and in my home. When my children were teens I spent time with them in the Air Cadet program as a civilian instructor. Being with this large group of young people was a great experience.