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Hi I'm Sharron

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4, two sons and two daughters. My husband and I have been married 43 wonderful years. We are enjoying our 14 grandchildren, whose ages range from 7 months to 14 years. I find being a grandparent very rewarding. I am now finishing a degree in Family Life with a certificate in Gerontology (study of aging) that I started over thirty years ago. I left the University in my sophmore year to marry my husband. He promised me that I would be able to complete my degree someday. He has been true to his word and supports me by assuming duties that I would normally do to keep our household running. I am the last of my immediate family to earn a college degree. All of my children graduated from the University with their desired degrees. My sons went on to law and medical school. Education is an important element of our family life. I worked in the dental field as a practice administrator for over 20 years to help finance my childrens educations.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Mormon church when I was a Senior in Highschool. I was influenced by the outstanding Mormon youth that I went to school with. I admired their high standards and their positive, cheerful attitudes. The kids that I counted as my best friends were starting to do things that I didn't feel were appropriate. Although they were athletes and school leaders they were breaking the rules and experimenting with drinking at parties. I noticed that the Mormon kids didn't do those things and they too were leaders and athletes. I starting accepting their invitations to activities and felt more comfortable around them than I did my other friends. I was religous and had been taught good moral values at home. I did believe in God and Jesus and enjoyed going to church. I was curious about the Mormon beliefs so I was happy to listen to what my friends believed. I was impressed with what I heard and felt somehow it had a familar ring. It answered a lot of my unanswered questions about life.

How I live my faith

Since I have been a member of the Mormon church I have served in the different church organizations. The youth groups were very interesting and I enjoyed planing activities, service projects and lessons for the young women of the church. It was very nice to be involved with my children in that capacity while they were growing up. I felt I was a part of their activities without being intrusive but yet I could play a supportive role. I also have enjoyed an on going relationship with the womens organization both as a member and a leader. I love doing service and working with other women to accomplish many worthy goals and projects. I have also learned important skills and been able to develop some of my talents by participating in the womens activities. The most important aspect of my life is how the church has supported me in raising my family. That has truely been my greatest joy. I know the influence of the church and the good principles taught has helped me give my children a very sure foundation for happiness and success.