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Hi I'm Sheilah

I grew up in Washington state. I'm an educator and healer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother to 5 beautiful children and thus have little time. However, when the world stands still for brief moments I love to cook and read. I'll even read cookbooks. I also like to sew and make crafts although I'm not the best. Life is busy and I'm okay with that as long as I get a little me time. Usually this happens when I get up early to work out, but not always. I have an elementary eduacation degree as well as a massage therapy license. Both of these have enriched my families life especially when it comes to my children. Between school and sports I'm in demand.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and being a member was just expected. Now, however, I continue to be a member and follow Heavenly Father's plan because it makes life better. I've been able to see how following the principles of the gosple have made me happy and my life easier. For example, by following the word of wisdom I will never worry about drugs and the effects of them to my body. I have no desire to try them. I am healthier and free. Life still throws me curve balls but because I know Heavenly Father is there I'm able to endure and come out stronger. I know he is there to help me and protect me so long as I follow his commandments.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in every thing I do. Being a busy mother of five young children means little time for outside things, but I do what I can. When able I participate in the P.T.O of my children's school. I also visit ladies in the area to chat, but to also bring them a spiritual message that may help them. Currently I'm the nursery teacher at church. I don't think there is a busier, louder, or more rewarding position. I get overwhelmed at times, but I love seeing the children grasp a principle I've tried to teach them and to see them come out of their shells and grow. As a family we hold family home evening in which we are taught a gospel lesson, sing hymns, have an activity and of course a treat at the end. Many times we have been able to use these lessons as tools to teach our children the importance of doing rather than just saying. For example, we may have a lesson on service and then we go out and provide service. Or we may learn about the importance of family history and then we go fill out a pedigree chart or search for family stories.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

We are like any other woman. We laugh and cry. We have dreams and wishes. We can be easy going or stubborn to a fault. I think what sets us apart is our focus. We start with God, then comes family, and then the rest of the world gets thought about if there is time. Many women of the world focus on their careers, but without God and family a career is pointless. Show more Show less