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Hi I'm Shareen

I'm an artist, a writer and a special needs Mom. I live in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love Art, I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I love any medium, but my favorite is Wall Murals. As I grew, I discovered that I also had the heart of a teacher. I love learning and sharing the joys of discovery. But the greatest life-work that the Lord has called me to centers around my wonderful family. I have been blessed to be married to an awesome man of courage who is Aspergers, and my hero. I also have 5 great kids, most of whom have to deal with the struggles of High Functioning Autism on a daily basis. This has taken me on a learning adventure of highs and lows and learning that I never expected! But I love watching them learn and grow, and especially seeing them find the courage to cope and then go forward to finding their own strength and talents.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with the gift of parents that lived the gospel and taught us about the power of the family to help us through the challenges of this world. As a child, I loved hearing stories of my ancestors, and reading their names on the old parchment records under the churches in England where my family was staying. I imagined their love and it strengthened my own faith. Still, like all children of God; there came a time when I had to find my own testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and the truths I have been taught. I have seen many miracles, big and small, but the peace and power of my own personal knowledge of the Lord is my storm-anchor. Most days in this world will bring good times and hard times, and raising Autistic kids brings it's fair share, but I lean on the Lord in all my struggles, and he pulls me through.

How I live my faith

I believe the Lord has a personal goal to strengthen my weaknesses- usually asking me to do the things that seem hardest at the start. For instance, being asked to lead the music in our Ladies class made me climb the mountain of my stage fright, and took many prayers and time. And trying to learn how to help my kids through their trials pulls on every fiber of courage and strength I have, but I discovered that learning to blog about the process has helped me pay attention to the tiny blessings that have far reaching impact. So, bit by bit, I am finding the strength to overcome my fears and see joy in my own growth as a result of the blessings of serving others.