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Hi I'm Sharon

I am a stay at home mom to my five children, as well as a professional quilter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just your ordinary person. I've been married for fifteen years, with five kids (soon to be six) and a big stinky golden retriever. I grew up in Phoenix, AZ, and then in Laie, HI. I went to school at Brigham Young University--Hawaii, served an LDS mission in Salta, Argentina, and then moved back to AZ where I met my husband. Although I have two college degrees (English Language and Literature and Theater), I chose to quit working and stay at home with my first son when he was born. It has been such a blessing to raise my kids! Around eight years ago I discovered that I loved quilting, and bought a long arm quilting machine. I have been quilting professionally ever since, and have won several awards as well as having my work featured in some prominent quilting magazines and publications. I also write for fun. I love science fiction movies and television shows (for which I've written fanfiction--how geeky is that???). There is nothing unordinary about me at all. But I'm happy, and that's what matters.

Why I am a Mormon

It works for me. I've found throughout my life that if I have faith in my Father in Heaven, and if I do what He would have me do, I don't need to fear about things. These are uncertain times, but trusting in God to know what's better for me than I do allows me to live life unencumbered by worry. God doesn't want us to meander aimlessly through life--this life has a purpose for us, and He will answer the questions that we put to Him. But first, we have to have faith--even a little tiny bit--and be humble enough to ask for that help. It seems to the outside world that being LDS means having too many rules--but I've found the tenets of the Gospel to be very freeing. If we live by God's laws, we can be free from so many of the worries and addictions and fears that plague humanity today. I'm intensely grateful for that blessing! I know that Christ is my Savior. I know that He died for me, and that his sacrifice has made it possible for me to someday be perfected as He is. I also know that I have a lot to do to get to that point! Finally, I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. Even through trials and struggles that I've had in my life, I've always known that He was near, and ready to offer me His love. I just have to be humble enough to accept it.

How I live my faith

My family and I are very involved in our church. We serve in whatever ways we are asked to serve. I have taught in children's, youth and adult classes, I have cooked food for funerals and gone to visit people who were ill, or sad, or who have just had babies. I have made quilts for community projects, and participated in local food bank efforts. The biggest way I live my faith, though, is to always try to remember that everyone is a child of God, like I am. Everyone is deserving of respect, love, and kindness. At one point in my youth, a teacher encouraged me to try to see everyone through Christ's eyes. He died for us all--not just for LDS people, or for Catholics, or for Jews. His sacrifice transcended race and culture. My love for the human race should do the same. I'm not perfect, but I try to do as He would have me do. It's a process, not a race, but I know that living the Gospel of Jesus Christ will make me a better person.