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Hi I'm Shannon LeMmon

I am a homeschool mom. I have Celiac Disease. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I decided to homeschool after a lot of prayer. We decided it was what we needed to do for our children. It's not always easy, but I am so grateful that we have been led to do this for our family! Currently, I only have one homeschooling; the others have either graduated or moved on to other programs. We have encouraged our kids to follow their interests. I love seeing my kids excel in areas they enjoy! I have 2 that have done incredible in gymnastics and dance. One is a very good artist and writer. One is working on being an accomplished pianist. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to encourage and support each one of them in their personal pursuits! I am a very proud mom! I do a lot within our local community to help people diagnosed with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance. It isn't fun being sick. It is hard to have a diagnosis that changes your life so much! I have been helped by helping others learn and figure out how to go gluten free and have a better quality of life while living with this disease. Besides dealing with celiac disease in our family, our youngest was just diagnosed with a thyroid disease. I am so grateful to have the help from my Father in Heaven to get me through these trials.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that have been members of the church for many generations. I have a beautiful Mormon Pioneer heritage. I love my ancestors and all they have done for me. I remember when I was quite young having a great love for the Savior. As a young adult I struggled and had a hard time finding my place. I remember seeing on the wall of a church building the following: "Once upon a time, Jesus wanted you for a Sunbeam. . . He still does." It changed the way I looked at things. There have been struggles throughout my life and at times it has felt difficult to stay active in the church. It is definitely a decision to be an active member of the church. I am so grateful that I haven't let negative experiences cloud my relationship with my Savior and take me away from His light. I feel so blessed by my Heavenly Father!

How I live my faith

I pray for the guidance of my Father in Heaven in decisions great and small. I know that with His help and guidance I will be more focused and make the right decisions. I have felt so led by Him the past few months as we have been looking for and finding the right doctors and treatment for my young daughter. I feel so grateful that He cares enough about us to help us through this process, buoy us up and comfort us when it gets tough. My current church responsibility is to put together the newsletter for our congregation. This includes messages from our leaders, youth activities, baptism spotlights, birthdays and so much more. I am also a visiting teacher. This is one of my favorite things about our church! I have gotten to know women I wouldn't have had a chance to know without this program. I love visiting once a month, talking about our lives and what is going on with our families and learning about Christ from one another.