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Hi I'm ShaLane

I grew up in Utah with a single mother and 4 siblings. I now have 3 children of my own. I believe in Christ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a "broken" home. My Father was an alcoholic who didn't have the will power to give up his habit and support his family. I had an amazing mother who worked hard and supported myself and my 4 siblings. We moved a few times and eventually ended up in a very small town with a small LDS Ward. This ward helped me become who I am, in addition to the faith of my Mother. Living in a small town, everyone becomes your family. This became especially true when I married the boy down the street from me. We stayed in that small town to raise our family and now have 3 boys of our own. I grew up in the church and never faltered. The love of my Heavenly Father helped me through the disappointment I felt by not feeling loved by my Earthly Father. The gospel has brought peace to me and helped me commit to finding a righteous husband to be the father to my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. It brings me peace and comfort. I love the teaching that says Families are Forever. I ache at the thought of not having my children with me for Eternity and because of the gospel and the blessings of the temple, I can have them forever. Living the gospel isn't always easy, but it is so worth it. I recently read about Joseph Smith defining the word Mormon in the context of the Book of Mormon. He said it is defined as "More Good". I am a Mormon because I want to be the good. I want to have the spirit of Christ in me and make the world "more good".

How I live my faith

I am a Sunday School teacher to the 3-5 year old youth in our church. They are so great and so fun! Also a little out of control! I usually have 5-7 children in my class each week, which does't seem like a lot, but it is when they are that young! They always get excited when we talk about Jesus and how much he loved and cherished the little children. I feel the love of my Savior when I teach them about him.