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Hi I'm Shalee

I am a wife, an adoptive mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I find my greatest happiness in all things family. I enjoy doing things that make me laugh like playing with my kids, watching a funny movie or playing games. The simple, everyday joys are the things I love best. I like to create things and find photography and blogging particularly fun. Music is a big part of my life. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We are adoring parents of our two beautiful boys who are both adopted. After adopting our boys, I found a new passion and am gradually pursuing a degree in Social Work with the hope that one day I can help other families be connected through adoption.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a part of this church my whole life. I watched people I love believe and live the principles of the Gospel. The light and happiness they found in the Gospel lit a desire within me to always be a part of the church and to find that belief for myself. I didn't have a marvelous revelation or moment of intense conversion. The more I studied and prayed, the more I began to know for myself that the teachings I had grown up with were true. I grew to love the Gospel. I know that Heavenly Father loves ME. I am His daughter. He sent His son, Jesus Christ not only to die for us, but also to live for us and teach us the way of true happiness. I love this Gospel, and it does bring true joy to my life.

How I live my faith

I enjoy the opportunities I have to be involved in our local church congregation. Our family attends the weekly three hour Church meetings on Sunday. I visit other women from my ward at least monthly. I share a spiritual message with them, check on their well-being and enjoy the chance to visit and strengthen our friendships. I am also a den leader for the Cub Scouts. I get to help the 8-9 year old boys achieve their Scouting advancements and have a lot of fun as we work on it!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ask! Part of the blessing of having a loving Heavenly Father is that He hears and answers prayers. He really does! As you learn about our church, pray to know if what you are learning is true. It is important to ask with a real desire to know, and to keep your heart and mind open to the answers He may send. Most often those answers come as a warm, comforting feeling- a burning in your heart. Show more Show less