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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a Kiwi. I'm a stay-at-home mom who is never at home and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm what you might call a "late bloomer." I didn't technically graduate high school but after a 9 year career in banking and some good life experience, I went to college and graduated with honors. Likewise, I married and had kids later than I had planned. Of course, I wouldn't change a thing now. I enjoy the art of rubber stamping and making my own cards, reading, cooking, camping, and attempting DIY projects. I love to give service so you can often find me at school, the local food ministry and at church. A year ago I decided to take control of my health and had weight loss surgery. My family now has a new wife and mother. I am stronger, healthier, THINNER! and I have more energy to enjoy life. I also learned that I love to exercise! I work out with Kettle Bells with my friends and started running this summer. I love to walk, hike, swim and ride my bike. My dog loves the new me too.

Why I am a Mormon

As a 5th generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand, It started with tradition for me. My father's family were all Mormons and so were we. It was just part of how my family lived our lives. My mother was a convert as a teenager. Of course, tradition was not a stand alone reason for me. As I grew up, I had to investigate for myself and decide for myself if I believed the teachings of the church and if I wanted to commit myself to the Mormon lifestyle. I am blessed to belong to a loving, supportive family who encouraged me to know for myself and empowered me to make my own decisions and then supported me, no matter what I decided. For me, I have no doubt that I made the right decision to follow my family tradition of being actively involved in this church. God has a plan for me in this life and for my continued happiness. I am trying my best to follow that plan and, so far, it is working out pretty great for me.

How I live my faith

As a mother, I believe teaching by example is crucial. I try to live with integrity so my actions can speak more clearly than my words. I am active in my community, particularly the schools my children attend. I want to know my neighbors and my children's friends. I want to know my kids' teachers and school support people. I love to meet new people because it makes my world feel friendlier and more comfortable. I have fun greeting and helping people who visit a local food ministry which enables families to live within their means. My current church service involves watching over the women of my church, coordinating with other women to make sure their physical, temporal, spiritual and emotional needs are being met. This covers a lot of ground. Sometimes it means a one-on-one visit to assess a family's immediate needs. Sometimes it means teaching a Sunday lesson on a spiritual topic or just attending a fun activity to feel the "sisterhood" of my friends.