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Hi I'm Sheralyn

I'm a Dog Breeder and Mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three, one with Touretts Syndrom. I enjoy working in the schools; helping in the library and clubs. The most fun is competing with children wishing to exceed my points in Accelerated Reader. I am excited to learn from other parents of special children and am grateful when I have information for others. I love animals and have breed Shih Tzu for many years, until recently. I continue to help train, work with rescue and answer calls and emails helping other breeders and dog owners where a veterinarian or trainer is unavailable. I am currrently learning to train my son's therapy cat for certification and later hope to have her certified as a service animal. I am working to attend college classes in Animal Husbandry and looking to intern with dog trainers before returning to breeding dogs for mentally disabled persons. I work from home in appraisals and enjoy many activities in my free time. My favorites include reading, family history, traveling and visiting sites in Colorado and the surrounding states. I have very eclectic ideals and when bored with one activity love to learn how to do something new. I have lived in many different states and cities in the last 10 years and enjoy keeping in contact with friends I have made all over the world while helping others with their dogs. I enjoy learning about the internet and web design; feeling great accomplishment when I finally find the right code to make a new action for my site work as I envision.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in this gospel and never questioned or looked elsewhere. I felt the strong testimonies of my parents and grandparents never wanting to leave their shelter of faith. As a teen my faith was tested when my family moved to a small town where youth were few and weak. Friends were scarce and untrustworthy and only in family and youth leaders could I find solace, but it was there and the all too public consequences of sharing the activites of my peers were not worth the trade for compansionship. I volunteered and worked with other religions, but none brought me a greater peace. I graduated early and married young. Children came quickly and I struggled to remain an active member. My husband became inactive, though we married in the temple, and I fought with a child who seemed to never relent from destructive activities. Two very strong members of my ward and a renewed, tight childhood friendship guided me through until my husband was offered new work and I moved, for the first time, to a new state. The new, small ward seemed reluctant to let me into their hearts, though I know now that I was too shy to give them a chance. We moved, again, across the country and I had a nervous breakdown. I felt scared and alone. I attended meetings and was quickly blessed with a calling as visiting teacher to one who is now a cherished best friend. In her I learned to overcome fears and serve fully within our ward family and in return my son was finally diagnosed and helped, my younger children flourished in my new peace and my husband began to make friends and come back into activity. We moved many times, but always in these church members was love, faith, strength and encouragement. I once prayed to know if this gospel was true, expecting something big in response. I was given a small confirmation that I had always known and could look back on every blessing that had come from keeping his commandments and having accepted bapstim, as a child, into his church.

How I live my faith

I have accepted many callings as a member of Christ's church and have enjoyed serving as a local missionary, choir director and music leader, primary teacher, substitute and visiting teacher. My husband and I have helped to plan ward activities and teach the newest spirits in nursery. My favorite activities are with the youth in teaching them to sing and appreciate the hymns written by those inspired of God. I find no greater joy than in the spirit that is invited to a meeting with voices raised to heaven. I have loved sharing and gaining experience in meeting and bonding with other women as a visiting teacher. In all the moves we have made, to date, I have found no greater acceptance and love than in serving and being served by the women of this gospel. My family has volunteered in community cleanups, gardening projects and food collection. I volunteered for a 21st century program in one small town to direct and teach music to elementary school children after school. I have joined efforts in the southeast to coordinate neighborhood warnings and safety checks in case of natural disaster. For a few years I was able to foster, train and rehome many rescue dogs within my community until circumstances removed my ability. I helped to nurture the growth of the Touretts association in the state we lived and joined in family and support groups for caregivers of other children with Touretts.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are a place of the highest worship were we can feel closer to God and Christ in service. Worthy members gain the blessings of eternity with their spouse, children, and extended families. We work to redeem the dead whom have not had the same opportunties in their lives that they too may share in the same blessings in the eternities. Show more Show less