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Hi I'm Shauna

I am one of the luckiest girls on the planet, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of the most fortunate people that I know! My parents showed me what it means to love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I count my blessings every day that they lived their lives as valiant disciples of the Savior. I married the man of my dreams and have been happily married for thirty plus years. Between my four children and a growing number of grandchildren, I live a very fulfilling life. My days are filled with reading good books, walking through my beautiful neighborhood, keeping up on politics and current events, laughing with family and friends, and volunteering in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I am very blessed, I have not been without trials and disappointments. For instance, I have suffered with debilitating migraine headaches since I was a small child. There have been days, weeks and months in which I have been in constant pain. I believe that I have become adept at coping with the pains and vicissitudes of mortality because the holy scriptures are an integral part of my life. I have always known that life would not be easy, but I have also been blessed with a perspective that has made my trials bearable. I know that my Heavenly Father knows and loves me. He hears and answers my prayers. I have learned that He permits me to suffer in order for me to learn to be a better and more compassionate person. I also know that He wants me to be happy. One of my challenges has been to be cheerful and happy even while enduring pain. I am not always successful, but I am improving. I credit any progress that I have made to the knowledge and understanding that I have gained concerning the Lord’s plan of happiness for me – through my study of His holy scriptures and through sincere prayer. The LDS Church is the perfect training ground in which to be tutored in these skills. That is why I am grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the teachings of Jesus by striving each day to become more like Him. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I strive daily to be kinder and more patient with those around me. I love to volunteer each week at a local food pantry. My daughter and I are active in a mother/daughter service organization that provides many opportunities for helping others. I enjoy frequently driving “meals on wheels.” I currently teach the 3 year olds each Sunday and love all of “my little ones.” I find my greatest joy in serving my family. I really am the luckiest girl alive.