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Hi I'm Shauna

I'm a mother and grandmother. I'm a runner. I love rock climbing, travelling, and shopping and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for nearly 25 years to the most amazing man who loves and supports me no matter what, even when I bring home more new clothes (I do love to shop). Together we love to travel, especially to Europe. We are parents to four wonderful children, in-laws to one terrific son-in-law and grandparents to the cutest two year old ever. With only one somewhat lonely 16 year old in still living at home, life is a little slower-paced. To stay busy I work part-time at a preschool – a job that allows me the flexibility to attend school functions, go to lunch with friends, and travel at will. I am an avid runner. Cold, early morning runs clear my head when I am stressed, and allow me to occasionally (okay, maybe more than just occasionally) indulge in my favorite food: chocolate. I love rock climbing, even though I rarely get to climb. One week a year I have the opportunity to volunteer at a church camp where I help the girls learn to climb and rappel. I also love hiking, backpacking, and watching hockey.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. When I was young, I trusted that my parents knew what was right, and didn’t think much about why I believed. It wasn’t until I was in college that I decided I wanted to know for myself that Heavenly Father and Jesus visited a young boy named Joseph Smith, and restored Christ’s full gospel to the earth. I studied the Book of Mormon with a sincere desire to know if it was true. I read the words of Christ as He visited both Jerusalem and America. I prayed and asked to know if it was true, and, with peace and joy in my heart, received an answer. And 30+ years later, I know whenever I need help, I can turn to my Heavenly Father and He will always be there with whatever I need. Why am I a Mormon? Because being a Mormon gives me strength and comfort and makes me HAPPY!

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints permeates every aspect of my life. My day begins at 5:45, driving my daughter to an early morning scripture study class for high school students, and ends with family scripture study and family prayer. My faith directs my thoughts and actions throughout the day. Individually and as a family we look for opportunities to serve others. Our son served a church mission in Honduras for two years. While there he spent most of his time teaching the people about Christ, but he also gave temporal service such as cleaning up after devastating floods and translating for American optometrists providing eye care to the local people. Our college-aged daughter spends her Saturdays coaching a Special Olympics team. My youngest daughter and I spent one summer volunteering at a local cat shelter. We have helped with Habitat for Humanity, made blankets for underprivileged babies, and worked with our city to clean up local parks. I try to have a Christ-like attitude of love and kindness always.