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Hi I'm Shelley

I'm a mom, wife, daughter and sister. I am an RN and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Writing about myself is a lot harder than I thought it would be! After spending the last nineteen years raising kids, it's hard to identify anything particularly interesting or unique about my life. Hobbies? Interests? Huh? Faced with this dilemma, I summoned the help of my husband to remind me of who I am. He says my main interests are lamp shades and throw pillows and to be honest, he is almost correct! While I love decorating our house, my top priority is my family. Marrying my husband was the single best decision I ever made and as a result, I'm now the mom of four great kids. I love being a mom to teenagers and love to have their friends in our home. I also enjoy cooking, hiking, biking, sewing, attending exercise classes, organizing events and of course, decorating the house. I've just returned part-time to my profession as a Registered Nurse and work on a telemetry (cardiac) floor at a major hospital in my city. I love talking with our patients and hearing their life stories and tucking them into bed at night. Seeing them make improvement from day to day and continually witnessing the miracle of the human body strengthens my testimony of a divine creator. I think I would classify my job as "perfect" if I just didn't have to document anything!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, this questions can be answered very simply. I am a Mormon becasue I believe the very basic teachings of my church are true. I have read the account of Joseph Smith receiving the gold plates, prayed about it, and felt confirmation that the story is true.

How I live my faith

I've been heavily involved with our youth programs for the past several years and this suits me perfectly. Unlike some, I LOVE TEENAGERS! I am continually amazed by the strength and determination of this generation. They are so much better than I was and it is humbling to be "leading" them. Although our church has set high standards for our members (youth included,) I am grateful for the support and direction it gives us. Almost every meeting, class, activity, outing, conference, etc. is planned to bring the us closer to God. I'm not sure where I'd be individually or as a mother if I did not have this support.