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Hi I'm Shelley

I'm a stay at home mom of 5. I'm a sewing enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 7 children. I am number 6 and the baby girl. I loved growing up in Mesa Arizona where every house on my street had a minimum of 4 kids living there. So the street was never empty. I am still close to my family and love to play basketball, volleyball, and late night mormon bridge together. I played one year of college volleyball before I met my sweet heart of 11 years. The time has gone by so fast and treasure every day with my amazing husband and beautiful children. I love to play volleyball and I love to sew and do anything crafty. Having 3 little girls to sew for makes it even more fun. I am so lucky to be able to stay home with my 3 beautiful little girls and 1 little man. Each day I struggle with the fact that I would be at home with 4 little girls instead of 3. My oldest, Emma, was born with a severe heart condition called pulmonary atresia and many other problems. She had 3 heart surgeries at Lucile Packard's Children's hospital in California. After a successful 3rd surgery, at 15 months old, Emma returned home to our Heavenly Father. She was a light and a joy in all of our lives. She was the bright beam that light up every room she entered. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss her! Because of my faith in my Savior and the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I know that I can be with her again. I can't wait for that day when I see her again and I have all my girls together.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. I just followed what my parents did. Then I went off to college and knew I needed to know for myself. I knelt down in my dorm room and prayed to know if this was the true church. I didn't have anything spectacular happen, but the thoughts that came into my mind instantly were "You know it is true." I did know!!! I know every time I go to church and feel this peaceful warm feeling. I know it when I read the Book of Mormon. I know it when I give service to other as Jesus had done. I will always remember that moment in my dorm room not because it was miraculous or profound, but because it was my Heavenly Father's way of talking with me and answering my pray when I needed him to.

How I live my faith

I used to work with the young girls in my church, ages 12-18. It is so much fun to see them grow and learn more about Christ and how he lived his life. We encourage the girls to work on a book we call personal progress. It is a book that helps them learn more about Christ and his teachings. It encourages them to do service for others. It helps them prepare to become mothers. This book helps them develop talents and good habits. I know that this book is important so I would complete the challenges from the book along with the girls! Each week at church we stand up and say "We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us." Isn't that true! We say this each week to remind the girls that he does love them even through such rough times at school or home or wherever. I now no longer work with those sweet young women, but that experience working with them changed me for the better. I am lucky to have a new job in my ward/church group as compassionate service leader. When someone has a baby or someone had surgery or someone is very sick or even a luncheon for a funeral they let me know and I send out an email to all the sisters asking them to take a few meals for this sister that needs a little help. I am amazed at the response I get from so many sisters willing to take in meals or babysit children. The quick response from these sisters makes my job so easy! I just love service!