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Hi I'm Shawndel

I am a single mom. I love going to the movies, playing on my phone, swimming and mostly spending time with my kids!

About Me

I recently became a single mother and my 2 little boys and I relocated across the country to be closer to my family. They have been such a great help and support for me and my boys. My children are 4 years apart and both of them are huge bundles of energy. They keep me on my feet. My children are the most important thing to me. I recently had to head back to work after having the great privilege of being a stay at home mom. That was a tough but amazingly joyful job. During 1/2 of the time I was a stay at home mom I ran a daycare in our home as well taking on extra kiddos to help ends meet while getting to be at home with my kids. Going back to work outside the home came out of necessity for me. but I know I will always do the best I can for my children. My oldest is in kindergarten. As we start this new chapter in our lives I am always striving to show them what it means to live the gospel. To be more than just a Mormon. To live a life my Heavenly Father can be proud of. To always treat their father with respect and to always let them know how loved and valued they are.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is the true church. I was born and raised in this church but stopped going after I turned 18. Off and on I would come back but it was more like a visit than a long term life choice. Then one day I found out I was pregnant. I remembered a promise I had made with my Heavenly Father years and years before. That promise was to raise my children to love the Lord as I did and to know His truth. It was easier to leave my "bad habits and life" than it was to start my good one. But I faithfully started coming back. Then slowly my testimony of the truth of this Gospel found it's way back from my heart to my brain. I have always known my Heavenly Father loves me. I am proud that others know it too.

How I live my faith

In our home we live our faith daily in little ways that have big impact. We have daily family prayer. Each Monday we have family time together. I teach my boys about the gospel or principles that are helpful for our family. I am teach them about Heavenly Father and Jesus. We also try to read the scriptures together as a family. Every night as they fall asleep we listen to church hymns or songs from the primary song book. We also like to be active and involved in church. I love going to activities that our church puts on. The church does activities for all ages. I visit with other members of the church and help give service when ever I can.