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Hi I'm Sheila

I'm a wife and a stay-home mom of only boys. I love eating bread. I'm a five-foot package of umph! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just got married for the second time. I was divorced for nine years and raising two boys on my own, while working full time. It was a difficult road for us, but we learned to rely on eachother and grew close through our trials. I learned that raising children takes more than a mom or dad, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, and neighbors, too. My biggest lesson in life has been learning to trust in God's time table rather than my own. And now I have a wonderful loving husband, a step-son, a new home, and new friends. And the best part is I get to be with my kids after they walk in the door from a long day at school! I am enjoying re-learning to cook, sewing (badly) patches on scout uniforms, and balancing the finances. My passions include curling up to a good book, pretending to be a broadway musical star or an opera prima-donna, humming along to classical music, plunking on the piano, making wishes, and watching long-forgotten dvd's with my husband and kids. I love working with children of all ages, and hope to open a home daycare someday. And last, but certainly not least, I love learning (and teaching!) the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon with a long genealogical line of Mormon Pioneers. My heritage is rich with strong men and women who loved the Lord and fought for their right to believe and worship as they wished. But even with all their examples of faith, I had to find my own testimony of Jesus Christ. I won't say my life has been especially hard, but I learned early that everyone's faith is tested in a tailor-made fashion. And my own trials taught (and continue to teach) me how important it is to put my trust in my Father in Heaven, and not to lean on my own knowledge, or the world's views of how to handle life's difficulties. Sometimes things happen in life that I can't explain, but I am ever grateful for a Heavenly Father who knows me completely, and loves me without exception, whom I can trust without reservation to guide my life in the direction I should follow in order to live again in his presence.

How I live my faith

I love going to church! I look forward to Sundays where I can sit and worship with my family and neighbors. I have had the opportunity to teach Sunday School to both youth groups and adults throughout the years. I've enjoyed leading the children during singing time, and have had the opportunity to both sing with and direct the choir. I am highly involved in our women's organization, and enjoy visiting with them both during our meetings and throughout the week. There is such strength in numbers, and I am a firm believer that God intends us to take care of each other as He would. My second favorite day of the week is Thursdays, when I go to a mid-week religion class held by the members of my congregation to further study the scriptures and learn about the leaders of the church, both anciently as well as those who lead the church today. I try to make worship a daily occurrence, rather than a once-a-week duty. Recently our family decided to get up an hour earlier than usual so we could spend the morning reading and studying the scriptures together. What a difference that has made in our home! And my husband and I have made it our goal to worship at our local temple twice a month together. I find that doing these things has brought a feeling of peace to our home that can't be found by any other means. We're not a perfect family, but we know who to turn to when we need comfort and guideance.