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Hi I'm Shawna

I'm a full time wife and mom, and part time RN in our community emergency department. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Though being a mom and wife keeps me hopping, I enjoy exercising in the mornings, going on nature hikes with friends/family, and taking the time to "create" something beneficial for others. I have a BS degree in business, but after being a stock broker for 4 years and caring for an ill child for 1 year, I chose to go into nursing. I love the adrenaline rush that comes with emergency nursing, and caring for others in acute difficult situations.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fullness to the earth. It is the same gospel, and has the same organization (apostles, prophets, etc.) that existed when the Savior was on the earth. The full gospel and Priesthood ordinances are found only through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The blessings that come from the Priesthood is why I am a Mormon. One of my favorite things about being a member of the church of Jesus Christ, is the companionship of the Holy Spirit. Being a busy mom and wife, I find myself pulled in many directions which are ALL GOOD. The Spirit helps me identify what is of the greatest worth and importance at the moment, and how I can bless the lives of others around me. I feel peace when I am doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord, and I get "nudged" when I can be doing better. I'm grateful for the feelings of comfort, peace, and love that I feel through the Spirit when I act, think, and say the things that cause me to remember my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my testimony of the gospel by serving children at church, through Scouting, and within the walls of my own home. Children have such an innocence about them, and simple perspective on life. They "don't sweat the small stuff"! They have often been an inspiration to me, and I often ask myself "who's doing the teaching here?" I try really hard to live my faith at work through ER nursing by not passing judgement, and offering compassion to my patients and families. I often say a quick prayer in my heart when entering a patient room in an effort to know how I can best serve them. Many times the cliche' question "what would Jesus do?" has entered my mind in dealing with others, and many times the Spirit has helped me identify what is truly needed in different circumstances. Though I could share my testimony of the gospel with others verbally, I'm grateful for the many times I have been able to share my beliefs through action.