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Hi I'm Sharon

I grew up in Kentucky. I enjoy nature and the world of literature, and am a student in college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After high school when all of my friends immediately went to college, I stayed back home and worked at a restaurant to earn my way to college because I knew that my rather large family needed me. At first I was a timid person, people and their opinions scared me and as a youth I spoke little and much preferred to keep my nose in a book. A good work ethic helped me to raise through the ranks and after two years at the same job, I was promoted to a shift manager. The position pulled me out of my shell and I learned the power of words and the power of sincerity. My peers criticized me for staying back, for sacrificing my future, but the truth is... I regret nothing. I have learned how to make a difference and now, me, the girl who was once timid, has surpassed her old self. My support of my family has remained strong and I know without a doubt that I made the right choice.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when they were teenagers. They met at Ricks college and my mother abandoned her pursuit of a Nursing degree in favor of marrying my father and having a family. All of my youth is full of Church gatherings, Sundays where my family would take up a full bench and Sunday classes. The church has always been important to my parents and when I was twelve I watched two of my older siblings struggle. One fell into depression and the other made bad friends. I watched as my older siblings made destructive decisions and observed the pain my parents experienced as my siblings distanced themselves from the rest of us. I watched my parents heart break and one day I over heard my mother praying to the Father for help and guidance. It was then, as I witnessed this prayer that I promised myself that I would never cause my parents to despair for my sake. And I would start by loving the gospel. I haven't broken that inward private promise... and now that thought that I wouldn't disappoint my parents has become something more. I desire the gospel in my future I know that Christ gave his life for me. I know that the prophets of old lived and died and shared the truth with those around them. The gospel was restored by Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon is a book that testifies of Christ. I believe that families are eternal and that I can return to be with my merciful Father in Heaven and those I love even beyond death.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the local YSA Branch and teach gospel principles to other women my age on Sunday's. Along with being a teacher I participate in Family History Research. My mother has always been blessed with an understanding of Census reading and has passed her skills onto me. Recently, I have enjoyed filling in the missing information of some of my ancestors and love to help others learn more about their Family History.