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Hi I'm Sherry

I am a native Californian, a retired school secretary, happily married with children/grandchildren and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a recently retired school secretary. Retirement is great, but I'm finding out that it takes a little time to adjust. I keep very busy with home, family and church responsibilities, which I enjoy, but I would like to make more time for other things such as reading, writing, genealogy, gardening, going to garage sales, visiting family and friends and maybe even a little traveling with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I was 16 years old and was introduced to the Church by my school friends. Being baptized and becoming an active participant in the Church filled a need in my life. The Gospel became my anchor. It gave me something to hold onto. It gave my life purpose and meaning. I finally knew where I came from, why I am here and where I am going. Life makes sense to me now. I know that we are literally children of a loving Heavenly Father. I know that we have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who atoned for our sins and made it possible for us to live again and be with our loved ones after we die. I understand better my role as a wife and mother. This knowledge gives me comfort and peace in a troubled world. I am happy even in the face of adversity. My faith in and testimony of these things helps me survive life's challenges, like the devastating fire we, along with several of our neighbors, suffered 3 years ago.

How I live my faith

We attend church regularly and serve by teaching the 8-year old children in our ward, who we love. In addition, I serve as a representative from our church to our local food bank and am responsible for organizing food drives and overseeing food donations, which is very interesting and rewarding. My husband and I both visit certain members of our ward on a regular basis to make sure they are well and to see to their needs. We also like to attend the temple as often as possible and are blessed to have a temple close by. We try to be good friends with our neighbors and set a good example of someone trying to follow the Savior's teachings. We are latter-day saints, but we are not perfect. We just try to do our best to obey God's commandments.