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Hi I'm Cherlyn

I enjoy family, friends & good books. I love being outside. I make quilts, ride bike trails, work in special ed. and I'm a Mormon

About Me

My life has been defined by the roles I’ve played. First I was a daughter and a sister. Next, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. Right now I live in Nebraska. I have 5 grown children, 2 beautiful daughters in law and 1 very smart grandson. I try to stay active, so my days start early, either at the gym or outside walking. I love that time to myself. My dad was a naval officer and I spent my childhood and youth moving all over the country. My senior year of college I married an Army man and we continued that pattern of moving. I like to explore new places - cities, parks, historic sites, museums, nature centers, beaches. I’m comfortable on a 10 mile hike or a long bike ride. I love to read. I enjoy sewing and quilting and gardening. I also enjoy good music, theater and art. I seldom, if ever, watch TV, my hours are too full already. I love being with family and friends; mine are found all over the map. My address has always been temporary, but my home is permanent, it is where my family is. My family is my anchor, my faith is my rock.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my parents were Mormon, and their parents were Mormon, and even before that, their parents were Mormon. Although I was raised Mormon, there came a time when I had to decide if I really wanted to be a Mormon. It wasn’t always easy being a military kid, moving all over the map, but it was during my high school years in Virginia that I realized the faith I had been taught was a sure thing. It offered truths that I could count on no matter where I was living, no matter who I was. I love the doctrines of the Mormon faith, doctrines that teach that families matter, that honesty is the best way, that scripture is still the word of God and that prophets speak today. I am proud of my Mormon heritage and hope that my life as a Mormon mother, wife, sister and daughter is worthy of that heritage.

How I live my faith

My faith is imbedded in my daily routine. I try to start each day with a prayer, a kneeling, asking God to guide and protect me prayer. That way I feel I am accountable to God at night when I end my day with prayer. I find time to read scripture every day. These words, along with my prayers guide my thoughts and my actions in all my activities. The things I do during my day I hope reflect my faith in and my love for Jesus Christ. I hope I am the one to be kind, to lend a helping hand. I want to be the one who notices someone in need, who is willing to forget past mistakes, and who can curb gossip and meanness. I have never let the name of God slip in exclamation. I worship on Sundays and try to make that day a holy day, a true Sabbath. I offer my talents and abilities in my workplace, in my community and in my Church. Paul's letter to the Philippians contains my mantra: "whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. These things, which ye have both learned and received, and heard, and seen in me, do; and the God of peace shall be with you." (Philippians 4: 8-9)