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Hi I'm Shannah Leigh

I'm the mother of four, 3 girls and a boy. I am a stay at home mom who loves to craft in my spare time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved around a lot when I was a kid. I met a lot of different people and observed various regions, religions, and lifestyles. Back then, and now, I have appreciated the opportunity to observe people. I have always enjoyed learning, from books, people and from life. I graduated from college when I was pregnant with my second child. Since I graduated, I have made an effort to keep learning by reading the classics and trying new things. I try to keep the past alive by learning "lost arts" and passing them on to my kids and others. I have a bit of a stubborn streak and like to do things my own way. As a mother, I find myself overwhelmed at times. I know it is my responsibility to teach them to be good people, to help them grow up well. They often teach me more than they learn, but we are working together. When I am discouraged, their hugs and cheers keep me going.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were Mormons, but that is not why I continue to be so. My parents are good people and have been a good example to me. When I was young, I felt the Holy Ghost and felt of my Heavenly Father's love for me. I knew that I would receive answers if I prayed with real intent. I read the Book of Mormon all the ways through when I was in hIgh school, and prayed to know if it really was from God. The answer was am immediate yes. Every time I read from the Book of Mormon I feel the truth of the words again. The amazing thing to me is how close I can feel to the Savior and Heavenly Father when I am following the prophets. It just makes sense to me that a loving God would still talk to his children today. I can daily feel God's love for me and can be directed, if I listen. I am so grateful for the opportunity to repent when I do something wrong (or don't do something right,) and for the comfort in the rough patches that invariably come with life.

How I live my faith

The most important thing I have to do right now is to teach my children to follow Christ's example. That is my day job. I also try to help those in our ward and neighborhood be prepared for emergency or times of economic downturns by encouraging the purchase and storage of foodstuff. I also visit with some sisters in our ward on a regular basis, sharing our testimonies and thoughts on Christ and how to live His Gospel.