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Hi I'm Sheila

I grew up in Idaho. I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 2 active young boys. I get to stay at home with them and work part-time as a dental hygienist. My other degree is in photography. I'm an Idaho girl: I love camping, 4-wheeling, and snowboarding. I've been a runner since junior high. I've completed a couple marathons, but my favorite is the half-marathon.

Why I am a Mormon

At a very young age I was taught about God and His Son Jesus Christ. I always knew of them, but I wanted to really know them. It wasn't until high school that I learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many of my cross-country and track friends were members. They invited me to church activities and dances. Eventually, I was given a Book of Mormon. But I didn't read it right away. It wasn't until my friend explained to me the importance of temples that my interest in the church was piqued. She told me that the temple is where I could be married to the man of my dreams for eternity. I began reading the Book of Mormon. I read it in a matter of days! I prayed to know if the book was true, and the Holy Ghost confirmed to me in a manner that I could not deny that truly, this book was of God. I became a Mormon, that is, I was baptized at age 16. Joining the church was difficult as my family opposed my decision and only reluctantly allowed it to happen. Nevertheless, I know the gospel is true. It is through the church's teachings that I came to know for myself that God my Heavenly Father is not only real, but that He knows my name and He loves me. His Son Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and it is through Him that I can return to live with Them after this life. I am happy to say I eventually married my sweetheart in the temple. My life is not always sunshine and roses since I joined the church- or even since I got married for forever. But because I know who I am and where I am going, my perspective is broadened. Every day I try to make good choices and live the golden rule. God continues to hear and answer my prayers and has blessed me with scriptures to help guide me in my everyday life.

How I live my faith

I start and end my every day with a prayer. Each day I read from the scriptures. I try to treat others the way I would like to be treated. Although these things sound small, it is by the simple things that great things are accomplished. On Sundays I have the blessing and opportunity to work with the youth in church. I so enjoy teaching- or rather learning- from sweet children!