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Hi I'm Sharon

I am 66, the mother of four boys and three girls. I have five grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. I am divorced, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

As a mother of seven, I decided to attend college in Maryland. I graduated with honors and loved the challenge. I believe in being an example for our families. I have tried to set the bar just high enough that I challenge my children. Since I was in my forties when I returned to school, I never push my children. I just set an example and hope they choose to reach for their goals. I figure you need to update and keep your own house in order before talking about someone else'. Divorced and raising four of the seven children on my own was hard. But, as long as I paid a full tithing, we always made it to the next week. Never has my adult life been easy. I have endured my trials and tribulations with patience, tenancity, persistence, and Love for my Savior. He loves me and wants me to have joy in my life. I do. I have only grown closer to my Savior through the years. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has brought me closer to my Heavenly Father, and has taught me so much. I am also thankful for my COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It has taught me to Not take anything for granted. I slow down and smell the roses, literally everyday. I love life, I love to laugh, and I love the Temple, Ilove my family, and am thankful for every challenge and blessing in this life.

Why I am a Mormon

I studied religion when I was in college, and before that was attending a Catholic church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. I was always asking the Priest questions and he would always say, "that is a mystery, you'll understand someday." Well, I would also ask if it was done in Biblical days, why not now, and such questions. Always, the same answer. Well, my dad went to a Fair, and there met some fine young men who were closing for the day at their booth. They offered my dad these Family Home Evening Manuals for free. Well, if it was free, my dad took it. Haha. Anyway, he brought them home to me, and everything I read made so much sense. Everything. I immediately called the church, and within three days the missionaries were out. Every question I ever ask the Priest, the Elders answered, making sense all the while. I loved it. Within two weeks my oldest son and I were baptized. I have never regretted that decision. That was 1979. Challenges still persist, I was divorced, struggle everyday, but, I still pay a full tithing, and love the Lord and the Gospel more today than every. What's funny is that many churches teach theology, we teach the Heart of that theology. In other words, knowing something, and doing something with that knowledge makes all the difference. Knowing what's right, and doing what's right isn't always an easily defined line. Integrity, virtue, patience, love, forgiveness are just a part of our religion, our way of life. A good Mormon just doesn't attend church, they live their Sundays each day of the week. This Gospel is perfect, the people in the church are not. We are sinners looking to forgive, be forgiven, and live as Christ would have us live. Thank you.

How I live my faith

I work with children in Primary. I lead the music I teach to 3-12 year olds. I love the little spirits. They are perfect little sponges. They absorb everything. I visit teach four sisters, going to their home once a month, and teaching them something Spiritual each month. I have no car at this time, so I am limited to what I do in the community. I love every aspect of the Church. You grow no matter where you are set apart.