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Hi I'm Sharon

A farmer's daughter who taught music and special ed, my life finally began at 40 marrying a man with 15 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second mother to 15 wonderful children. I came into our family when their first Mom died of cancer. I helped my husband raise those still at home, learning how to be an effective parent while they all helped me do it. We've planned lots of weddings! I am now grandmother to 54 (and counting). I speak, teach and perform with my husband. Together we also garden and farm, serve in our church and the community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home and family, but I had to develop my own relationship to God, and learn for myself that He is really there, knows and loves me, and is there to help me become all that I am capable of becoming as His daughter. Key to the success of that journey is the faith I have developed in Jesus Christ as my Savior. Through Him, I can truly become clean and pure and capable of caring about others as He does, using my God-given strengths to bring joy into the lives of those around me at home, as well as in my neighborhood and community. I feel His sustaining hand every day!

How I live my faith

I am trying to become like Jesus, without pretense, armed with understanding, caring and confident in my own contributions to help bring about good. Prayer and scripture study are my daily grounding. I create and host family events, help with family farming projects, and try to keep up with the activities and needs of family members to keep our family loving and strong. I presently serve as the music director for the children in my congregation, and in other music capacities as a singer, accompanist, and/or conductor. Along with another woman in my congregation, I visit the homes of four other women in our congregation to be a friend, to strengthen and give emotional and spiritual support to those women and their families. I also have the privilege of serving in the LDS temple in my city. And I do yoga to keep fit and balanced, so I can keep it all up!