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Hi I'm Sharon

I am a native of Arizona, I've been married 19 years, I am a mother of 2, I am a home-based bookkeeper, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I am from a family of five, 4 older brothers and me. I grew up in an LDS home and spent a lot of time together with my family camping, fishing, vacationing, and hiking. This is where I learned the importance of spending time together as a family. I attended 2 years at Brigham Young University, then began working, ending up in the Commercial Real Estate industry. I met the love of my life when I was 29. We married and have 2 children, one in college now and one in high school. I felt it was important to be at home while my children were in school, so I was blessed to be able to have a job as a secretary/bookkeeper that allows me to work from home. Although leaving the glamour & self-fulfillment of a career, I have never regreted being able to spend the time with my children as they have grown through the years. Some of my favorites things to do are cooking, camping, relaxing on the beach, raquetball, and water aerobics.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family. But, as with all people, there comes a time when you have to figure out for yourself what you believe and why. I studied the Book of Mormon in depth while I was in college. I wanted to know if the religion I had grown up in was God's church here on the earth today. I wanted to know that God knew and cared for me personally. I read, I studied, I prayed. I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true and if Joseph Smith in fact saw God and Jesus Christ as he prayed and searched for truth. I asked if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was Christ's restored gospel here on the earth today. My answer came as a still small voice and an overwhelming feeling which completely encompassed my entire body, and I knew without a doubt that the Book of Mormon was true, Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and that this church was Christ's church. I also felt the overwhelming love of my Heavenly Father surround me and knew that God did know who I was and cared deeply about me. I will never forget that experience, and think of it often as I get bogged down in the chaos of every day life.

How I live my faith

I try to be obedient to God's commandments and try to use the Savior as my guide as how I should live my life. Most days I fall short, but that's okay because God knows I am not perfect and He loves and forgives me anyway. I attend church weekly and this gives me the spiritual boost that I need to get through each week. I look for opportunities to provide service in my neighborhood -- things like taking a meal to someone in need, listening to a friend who is struggling, giving a ride to someone without a car. Mostly I just try to be kind and loving to people I meet and treat them with respect, because that's how I would want to be treated. I value honesty and integrity and try to make choices based upon those values.