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Hi I'm Sheri

I love being a wife and mother. I know my Savior loves me. I am happy! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife of an amazing husband. He's amazing because he loves me! I am a mother of 3 wonderful children. It took us many years to become parents and adoption made it possible. I am thankful everyday that we are an eternal family. The adoption journey was the most difficult experience of our marriage emotionally and spiritually. It has also been the most rewarding experience of our lives. I learned a lot about my Heavenly Father's love for me. I know He is aware of each of his children and only wants them to feel of His love and be happy. I have a degree in elementary education and taught social studies before my children were born. I still love to teach youth whenever I get the chance. I love to read and be with my family. We enjoy being outdoors hiking, camping or even working! We have a large garden and many fruit trees that we enjoy working in. The weeding of the garden is the worst! But seeing and tasting the fruits (and veggies) of our labors is very rewarding. I know in the world's eyes I am very average. There is nothing to set me apart or make one stop and take notice. But to my family and my Heavenly Father, I am everything. And that is enough for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy! Feeling joy in troubled times and being able to smile through trials is possible when living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout my life the gospel of Jesus Christ has sustained me. As a youth when the world didn't seem to make sense, I leaned on my testimony that Heavenly Father is in charge and all will be well. When in college I relied on the Lord for guidance, peace of mind, and even protection. While still a young married we discovered we could not have children. That heartbreak could only be healed by His touch, His love and His understanding. We have three children through the miracle of adoption. That journey taught me of my Heavenly Father's love for me. I learned that my Savior knows me personally and He knows what is best for me and what I need to learn, grow and be happy in this life. Sometimes I forget that I have another source of strength and power that can help me through the days when they seem overwhelming. Whenever I have asked in prayer for feelings of peace, love or comfort, I always get them. That is an incredible blessing. Our world today is hectic, crazy and even scary, yet I can feel peace, comfort and joy as I live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am strengthened each week as I attend church, feel of His spirit, and renew my covenants. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy!

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. Everything I do is a result of my faith and beliefs. I am a wife and a mother because of my faith. I am so thankful to have a family that is eternal. We really work as a team. We help each other with homework, house work, yardwork and churchwork. I serve in the presidency of the womens organization at church. This allows me to get to know, love and serve many women in the community. I volunteer at the adoption agency where we adopted our children. I have been involved with the cub scouts in our area for many years. I am a merit badge counselor in the area and I enjoy working with the young men as they strive to attain their Eagle rank in scouting. I have planned many church camps for young women and am now helping to plan a summer youth pioneer trek. I volunteer at the elementary school where my children attend helping students in the classroom and teacher's in the work room. I am a tour guide in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers museum in our city. I like to keep engaged in good works and have my family tag along whenever appropriate. I am grateful for opportunities to serve. The most wonderful people I know are those I have served and those I have served with.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sheri
Mormon women are like women anywhere in the world. We have hopes and dreams, disappointments and fears, we laugh and we cry. We believe in the equality of men and women. We believe men and women have different, yet vital roles to perform. Whether in the home or at church we are taught to respect and honor each other and embrace the differences in our genders. We know a loving Heavenly Father created us to be different for divine reasons. Our differences are blessings which can help us in our roles. When men and women are respectful of each others divine roles, communication and understanding abound. Show more Show less