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Hi I'm Shaylyn

I play piano, I'm a mom of 5, I have survived post partum and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always looked forward to being a mom. I had a great mom who loved us and taught us to serve others. After graduating college I got married and we were so excited to bring children to our home. My pregnancies went well, but with each child I progressively got worse with my postpartum. At first I didn't realize it, I just assumed I was forever a grumpy person. After #3 I received help from a support group and started medicine. With #4 and #5 I started feeling depressed in my first trimester. I had amazing support from my Dr, family and friends and am now able to love and enjoy my children. I have realized that the Lord requires us to work the hardest for the things we want most. But he blesses us exponentially if we hold on and endure. Through these experiences I have met so many who have suffered the same thing and have been able to find strength in those relationships of understanding. I would never wish it on anyone but I can now say that I am grateful for the blessings I received from it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon from birth, but have found out for myself that this is exactly where I belong. I know that the principles and doctrines of this church are what bring me happiness and joy. When I live the teachings I feel a sweet closeness to my Heavenly Father and Jesus. I anxiously await the chance to be with my family forever after this life, because we have been sealed by priesthood power in the Temple of God. If we keep the commandments, repent and forgive we can be worthy to return to our Heavenly Fathers presence. Living the commandments has also provided me direction in my life and set boundaries that have kept me safe and brought me happiness and joy. I am grateful for the teachings to not smoke or drink (I have a family history of addiction). I am grateful for the law of Chastity that I was able to save myself for my husband and have an added sweetness to our love because of that faithfulness. I am definitely grateful for these as my children grow older. I hope they will see the good in the boundaries so that they can remain safe from the dangers and evils of today. I know without a doubt that when we live by the teachings of the gospel that we will have the strength to refrain from those things that try to bring us down and lead us to destruction. And most of all I love it because when I live it, I feel peace!

How I live my faith

I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I love the Gospel that is taught but I also love the organization. It is an amazing and strong "family" organization. I have been able to work with young children teaching them songs and gospel teachings through music. I loved it! I play the organ and piano for different occasions like our Sacrament meeting where everyone meets together to partake of the Sacrament and learn of the Savior. My favorite part of classes is when the women meet together to learn from each other and to strengthen each other. We can support each other and strengthen each other and relate to each other with all the different struggles life can bring. There is a great sense of service among the women in the church. When someone has a baby or surgery or a death in the family, they immediately jump into action. There are times when they would take my children so I could rest, bring in dinner, and just check in to make sure that everything is okay. Through this service we are able to get to know each other better and strengthen our relationships. In order to make sure everyone is taken care of we get to "visit teach" each other. We get together once a month with those we teach and we share an uplifting lesson of the Gospel and we get to know each other better. I have laughed, cried in joy and cried in sorrow as I have visited with these amazing friends. It provides a way for us to be there for each other so no one is lost in the cracks.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We perform proxy baptisms because baptism by the priesthood authority is an essential step to salvation. We believe that everyone should have the chance to choose for themselves if they accept this gospel. There are billions that never had the opportunity, so we do the baptismal work for them and they get to choose if they accept it or not. Show more Show less