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Hi I'm Shelly

I’m a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a piano teacher, a registered nurse and I’m a Mormon

About Me

I am the oldest of six children. I grew up in Utah in a family that was active in our church. My parents believed and taught us not only the importance of working together as a family but also playing together as a family. I had the opportunity to learn to play the piano, organ, and flute. To be honest, I truly disliked practicing the piano but my parents kept encouraging me. I’m grateful for their diligence in persuading me to practice. I have used my musical talents in our family, church, and community. I currently teach piano lessons and hope to inspire my students to have a love of music. I try to stay active by doing a little bit of jogging, weight lifting, and playing lots of racquetball with my husband. I enjoy cooking and baking. My married children loved coming home from school when hot bread was coming out of the oven. Now they are married, they are learning those same skills to pass on to their children. I’m a registered nurse and I’m currently working in one of our local hospitals. My family is the most important part of my life. My husband and I have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. We live close to our grandchildren and we love spending time with them. Sunday afternoons, after church, we can all be found sitting around the dining room table enjoying good food and lots of laughter. Sunday dinners have been a tradition for as long as I can remember.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I was born into a family who were active in the Mormon Church. But just because I was born to a family who were active in the church doesn’t mean that I didn’t need to become converted myself. Just like someone who has never heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons but has the desire to gain a testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel, I had to gain my own testimony. Because I had the desire to learn, I have studied the scriptures, prayed to have my questions answered, and tried to be obedient to the commandments. I have felt the promptings of the Holy Spirit over and over throughout my life as I have faced trials and tribulations. We are each faced with a multitude of choices each day. Some are good and some are not so good. I chose many years ago to try to be like our Savior Jesus Christ. This Church and the teachings taught therein have brought me closer to Jesus Christ than I could have ever thought possible

How I live my faith

Being active in our church has never been difficult for me. My parents were a great example to me. I was never forced to attend church. I watched my parents serve and participate in church activities. I never heard them grumble or complain when they were asked to do something. I’ve had the opportunity to serve in many capacities from leadership roles, teaching, playing the piano and organ, conducting choirs, working with the young women in their sports and camping programs, and working with children in Primary. I try daily to read from the scriptures especially the Book of Mormon, which I continue to read over and over again. We have daily family prayer. Even when our kids had friends over to visit, we included them in our family prayer circle. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon is a part of who I am. It’s a way of life for me. I live my religion each and every day, not just on Sunday.