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Hi I'm Sharon

I grew up in Idaho. I love teaching piano lessons and group exercise classes. I have a husband and 4 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho with 8 brothers and sisters. I went to BYU and studied Fitness and Wellness Management. I met my husband there, and we now have 4 children. I love to teach piano lessons, play soccer, run, read, watch movies, travel, and hang out in the pool when it's 115 degrees outside!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon, so I guess you could say that I started out as a Mormon because my parents were. But there came a time when I started questioning everything I had learned, wondering if it was really true. I remember praying as a teenager, asking if the Book of Mormon was true. Asking if the current prophet truly was a prophet of God, and if Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and Jesus Christ and restored the true church. While I prayed, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and happiness. This was the Holy Ghost bearing testimony that it was all true. I finally knew for myself and I didn't have to lean on my parents anymore. As I follow the commandments and try to be Christlike, I don't feel weighed down by rules and regulations. I feel happy, free, fulfilled, and blessed. I think the most wonderful thing about the church is the knowledge that I can live with my family forever. This is a huge motivator to do what's right. I love my family and could never imagine eternity without them. The gospel just makes sense. It's simple, beautiful, and wonderful.

How I live my faith

I attend church each Sunday with my family. In my ward, I am the primary president. The primary is where the children go (ages 3-11) during 2 of the 3 hours of church. I love working with the children. We sing songs about the Savior and other gospel topics, teach them gospel principles, and help them gain stronger testimony's about the Savior. I also visit the same 3 women a month and share a spiritual message with them and make sure they are doing okay. I spend a lot of time with my family. My husband and I read scriptures and pray with our children each day. We try to eat dinner as a family, and we spend time together on Monday nights learning gospel principles and developing stronger relationships. We also try to teach them good values. All of these teaching moments can be very challenging with 4 small children, but the hoped-for outcome will far out way the cost, so we do our best to persevere. I also read the scriptures and pray personally each day. This added spirituality gives me a little boost each day and helps keep me focused on the covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father. I also try to attend the Temple each month. This also helps to keep me focused on the covenants I have made, and it is a place to get away from the stress of every day life and serve others. I think in general I am just trying to be like Jesus. I of course make mistakes all the time, but as I take my challenges and trials to the Lord in prayer, I feel his love for me and I am strengthened to do better the next day.