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Hi I'm Sherrine

I am a wife & a mom of 6 children. I enjoy seeing kids with disabilities included in regular life. I am an ironman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a family of six kids. I loved being little! Everything about it was fun for me. I participated in all of those things children love to do, and especially loved the traditions of holidays. Christmas was my favorite! I was involved in track and field, and this has continued to be one of my favorite things to do. I love to run outside in the rain. It is the closest I feel to heaven, because I see all of the wonders that Heavenly Father has created in the world. It is a time for me to be free and think about life and who I am. I graduated from college in therapeutic recreation, married my missionary and we have been blessed with six children. It was always my hope to be a wife and a mother. Our oldest has cerebral palsy. From the moment that he was born, how I view life and the blessings that I see from our Heavenly Father has grown immensely. I have done all that I can to include him in everything that regular life has to offer. It has taken a lot of creativity to do this, but has been so much fun! I have had the opportunity to push and pull my son through full and half ironmans, as well as marathons. As I pushed him through the most recent full marathon, my mind was overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity and ability that Heavenly Father has given me to do this. All of our children have learned the value of patience, service and love as we work together in this crazy, busy, sweet time of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be raised in a home where my parents were members of the mormon church. I grew up learning about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The gospel teachings have always made perfect sense to me. Whenever I have struggled in my life, and have turned to the Savior, I have found peace and comfort and an assurance that this church is true. I know with all of my heart that Jesus Christ lives, that He died for me, and that He is keenly aware of all that I feel. I am never alone. There have been times where I have felt that my burden is too heavy, that I cannot do it all, or that I am not capable of accomplishing all that I feel that I need to each day. Yet, I know with all of my heart, that I am not left to complete this life experience alone. My prayers are heard and I am understood. I feel humbled to know these things...Humbled to know that Heavenly Father trusts me enough to raise a family of innocent and pure spirits...humbled to know that we will all be made perfect again...humbled to know that this life is short, challenges are never impossible to overcome, and with the love and service of those around us, we will be blessed with happiness that is beyond our comprehension. Jesus Christ is real. The Holy Ghost is our constant companion. We are all brothers and sisters and children of our Heavenly Father. What an incredible blessing it is to know and feel these things every day!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in all that I do and say. It is my life. The way that I spend time with my husband, raise my children and the values that we try to teach them all come from my faith. I believe that my faith has created in me a knowledge that there is a personal plan for each of us to feel the love and happiness of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have learned that when we serve those around us, we have the potential to be the hands of our Savior. My family and I have had the privilege of being the recipient of Christ-like service many times. Many of the activities that our family participates in require the help and service of those around us because of my son's challenges. It is amazing to see the charity that is shown to him. This is a testimony to me of unconditional love. He has been able to pass the sacrament, participate in every scouting event, run in triathlons and play with his family...all with the help of those around him. He was recently called to serve a mission as a Young Church Service Missionary as one of the first non-verbal individuals, who is completely wheelchair dependent. He serves by completing sessions in our nearby temple with the assistance of his companion. What a true blessing to our family, him and so many that see him serve! Not only does he grow to love those that serve him, but they grow to love him, too. He is truly an active member, and example, in our community. I have also had the opportunity to serve many times because of the gospel. I love working with the teenagers, or teaching the younger children about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love teaching the stories in the scriptures because this is how I learn the most. The music, stories and gospel teachings all make me who I am. I hope to share these beliefs in the way that I live every day.