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Hi I'm Cheryl

I'm a Mormon. I joined the church when I was 13 years old and was baptized on the day the Russians launched their first Sputnik.

About Me

I am a mother. My only child was injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver when he was 14 years old. He suffered a severe traumatic brain injury which left him in a coma for a year. He spent much of that year in a hospital rehabilitation center. When we brought him home, he was still not awake, fed with a stomach tube, and unable to walk or talk. Miracles can and do happen. It has now been 25 years since that terrible day that changed all our lives forever. He can talk, he can eat, and he can propel his wheelchair. He is happy. My life has been devoted to his care and recovery.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I believe this is God's restored church. I have found comfort and friendship here. I have gained knowledge about why I am here and why adversity comes into our lives. This gospel has brought me great peace. When I was in my darkest hour, God answered my prayers.

How I live my faith

One of the most important aspects of this church is service. I have had a chance to participate in teaching the young children and the teenage girls at church. For the past three years I have been involved in the women's group as their president. I have worked in family history (genealogy) and have taught classes to other members on how to find their ancestors. We have homemaking lessons, canning, gardening, crafts, book groups, play groups, scripture study groups, things that will enrich our lives. I also have served at the Seattle LDS Temple for the past 12 years. I find great joy in service.