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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a mother of six & a wife. I love life, people, serving, beautiful flowers, morning walks, & ice cream at night. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being the eighth child of ten is one of the greatest blessing I can count. From my birth, I always felt surrounded by love. I was encouraged to be my best, seek good things, work hard, find joy in life, and be true to who I am. As a mother now of six children, I’m trying to instill those same values in them. The truth is they teach me. I love my family. I feel so blessed to be a mother. One of my favorite things to hear is the laughter and happy voices of our children as they work together. I loved growing up in Idaho where it seemed that life was nearly perfect. My father and grandfather owned a pharmacy with an old fashion soda fountain. I loved making beautiful old fashion sodas and milkshakes with the whip cream and cherry on top. The first Sunday of the month is now when we try to have “Sunday Sundaes” that bring back those memories of working on the fountain. In my spare time, I enjoy reading children’s books with my kids, sewing, talking to my sisters on the phone, hiking, volunteering in my children’s school, serving in my assignments at church, and singing. I look forward to weekly dates with my wonderful supportive husband, Thad. I savor the moments when I can go on a morning walk, start the day with scriptures, and eat mint chocolate ice cream!

Why I am a Mormon

From my young childhood, I knew the church was true. I remember one night kneeling by my bedside and praying to know if God was really there and if He knew me. I just knew He was with my very childlike faith. That belief became more firm as I continued to learn and grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ. About five years ago, I found myself at my bedside again asking that same question. We had just experience the unexepected loss of our fifth baby. When things like this happen, a person has a choice. The choice is to turn your back on all you knew or to look to God. Never before in my life had I felt such feelings of deep sorrow. My heart felt as if it were going break literally. I decided to turn to God. I knelt pleading with God to help me. There was no question in my mind that He did know me and what I was going through. I also knew that Jesus Christ had died for me, to atone for my sins, and to know how to succor this pain. It hasn’t been easy, but I know that Heavenly Father has a perfect plan all of us. He knew us before we came to earth. He intends us be in our families forever. Our greatest joys, sorrows, and aspirations lie within the bonds of our family. I know because of that, death separates us only now, but that through sacred covenants or promises made with God in His temples, my family with be complete yet again. Therefore, I can face today and tomorrow with a smile and know that God has made a specific loving plan for my family and each of us through grace, repentance, and His son, Jesus Christ. I know that because God loves each of us, His words are found through scripture study and prayer. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I am so grateful for the Bible. I know that because God loves us, just as in biblical times when prophets lived and testified of Christ, there is a living prophet today on the earth who testifies and teaches of Christ. I have prayed to know. The gospel works and blesses my life with peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

The gospel is my life. My faith helps me to have perspective and hope. I seek to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. I try to live the way that He would have me live looking for opportunities to serve inside and outside of my family. My faith helps me to strive to be the best I can be. I try hard to keep promises I have made with God. As a very imperfect person, I seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost to help me change as I come to know the Savior better and follow His example more closeley as I pray, read the scriptures, go to the temple, serve, and attend church. I try hard to be true to the things that He teaches me. Just as I have shared, I know that God knows us. He knows more than our names. I have had the amazing opportunity to see this as I have worked with children, youth, and the women of the church. Miracles have happend. I have seen God’s hand in others lives. I have loved getting to know and be apart of so many peoples’ lives. It brings me so much joy. I am trying to be a good example and teacher of the gospel to my children. I am so grateful for a faithful husband who puts the Lord first in our life. He leads our family with kindness and truth. I love being his wife and running the course of life with him and Jesus Christ as our anchor.

What is the Relief Society?

Sharon
I love Relief Society! It the oldest women's organization in the world. It began because there was a group of women who wanted to serve and help those in need and do something that would be meaningful. It was organized by the power of the priesthood. Now almost 170 years later, it is the largest organization for women. We are united in our faith in Christ and as women we seek to follow Christ and help those in need. We meet together on Sunday and learn more about the doctrines of our faith. We meet on other days to learn new skills, participate in service projects, discuss ways to strengthen our families, and so many other things. In Relief Society we have the opportunity to lead, teach, and contribute to the organization and to people in and outside of our faith. One of my favorite parts of being a member of the Relief Society is participating in a program that was inspired by God. It is called visiting teaching. We go with another woman, called our visiting teaching companion, and visit women in the organization, share a message, serve, take a meal in if there is a need, help in any way, and most of all be a friend. I believe this is the way we can truly become an instrument in God's hand. I know as I have prayed to know how to serve I have known what I could do. I also have received those things myself by my visiting teachers. I find that God does not want his daughters to be lonely. He gives us a friend whom we can call on and know that we are not alone. Show more Show less