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Hi I'm Sharyn

I grew up in a small town in Alberta in a family of 5 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior citizen, mother of one son and six daughters, grandmother to 33 and great-grandmother to twenty-one. Although I had thought to still be engaged in my custom sewing/alterations business for many more years, I have officially retired, owing to our move from Calgary AB to Lethbridge, AB. At the age of 72, I think that's all right because it has opened the doors for me to pursue more service opportunities and hobbies. I am now able to enjoy watercolor painting, which is something I have always wanted to do but it never seemed to be my "season". I discovered, or perhaps uncovered this latent talent while we were serving our missions in the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission during the summers of 2015-16. Now it is my favorite pastime. I also enjoy reading, needlework and crochet, scrap booking, and family history, as well as serving as a temple ordinance worker with my husband every Wednesday afternoon in the Cardston Alberta Temple. My favorite time of year is fall when the flowers are fully in bloom and the leaves are turning. I love flowers of all kinds but my most favorites are peonies and sweet peas. The pansy is my personal symbol because it represents thoughts, loyalty in friendship, and constancy. I adopted it as my symbol some years ago when I began writing poetry to express my thoughts and feelings. It seemed appropriate.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon Church to parents who were also born into the Church. I don't think there was ever a time when I didn't feel that the Church was true. It has always filled a vital purpose in my life. We all need to believe in something beyond ourselves and I believe in Jesus Christ with all my heart. Through the many trials of my life, it is the knowledge of the Savior's love for me that has helped me to pull things together and carry on. He has given His life for me and has made it possible for me to live with my Heavenly Father once more. There is nothing more important to me than this knowledge. I know that as I strive to keep the commandments and do the best I can to live the principles of the gospel, I will receive the blessing of immortality and eternal life in the world to come. The scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, are a source of strength and inspiration to me. I know they are true.

How I live my faith

I currently have a calling as assistant leader for the weekday activity involving girls 8-11. We plan projects that help them accomplish goals and learn skills that will help them in their futures. One of the projects we plan to undertake in the near future is to get together with the older girls and make sandwiches for the Drop-In Center in our community. In the past I have served as a teacher, leader, music director, or secretary in the children's organization of the Church; president of the ward women's organization; Sunday School teacher for the 15-16-year-old youth, and various other callings. I enjoy visiting the sisters of our ward in my on-going capacity as a visiting teacher. I have formed many enduring friendships as I have served. At one time I served as the Ward Activity Chairman, which involved planning parties and activities to promote unity among the ward members. My husband and I make the 2 1/2 -hour trip to the temple every other weekend to serve there. It is a great joy to me to serve in any capacity.