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Hi I'm Shaylene

I love running, laughing, music, biking, and being with family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a typical family with one sister and four brothers. My parents taught me the importance of honesty, hard work, and compassion. I majored in Special and Elementary Education in college, and after marrying my husband taught for 2 ½ years before having our daughter. Since she was born, I have had the blessing of being a homemaker and stay-at-home mom for my daughter and now 2 sons. Caring for my husband and children is the greatest joy of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

While I was growing up, my parents had a firm testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They lived what they believed to the best of their ability. As I went through high school and later moved away to college, I wondered at times if what I had been taught was real. But I had learned early that we truly have a loving Heavenly Father who hears and answers prayers. Anytime a question arose, I prayed fervently and felt the peace and assurance that the things I was learning were indeed true. It’s because of my belief in answered prayers that I’m a Mormon. I’ve asked, and He has answered. My life is happier when I’m living the teachings of the Church with full conviction and faith. Hard times happen and life doesn’t always make sense, but I have felt the peace and assurance of Christ’s teachings and Atonement, as well as the assurance that this is His gospel. I’m a Mormon because it feels absolutely right! I know God loves us and wants us to be happy and that’s why Jesus Christ’s gospel was restored to the earth as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live in a ward full of wonderful people. Currently, I have the opportunity to be working with the young women, specifically ages 14-15. These girls teach me so much and help me to be a better mother. The youth face so many challenges right now, and I’m grateful for examples of strong girls who know what they want and are courageous enough to stand for good things!