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Hi I'm Sharon

I am a Museum Curator. I love history. I love family history. I am a Mormon

About Me

I spent the last 20 years as a Librarian, the last 15 as a Library Director. One year from this month, I made a career change and am now a Museum Curator (definition: 50% Historian and 50% Detective). I love my job. When I am not working, I research family history - not always my own. I am an indexer for Ancestry.com and have recently gotten involved with the Smithsonian's Freedman's Bureau Project.I also work part time as a Librarian - LOVE my jobs! I rarely have free time, but when I do, I read - no historical stories for this Historian! I love mysteries.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't baptized until I was 15. didn't grow up just automatically knowing all about the Mormons and what we believe, and I'm still learning. What I do know is that I have a testimony that Jesus is the Christ. He is our Savior and died for us. He took on OUR sins.... I have a testimony of God, our Eternal Father in Heaven. I know he sent his son to be our Savior even knowing it would hurt more than anything imaginable. I know that without the Holy Ghost, I wouldn't be happy and love who I am, warts and all. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith did receive revelation - that he received it often and that because of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth now. I don't need to see the plates he transcribed to know it's true. I don't need to experience my own vision to know he saw the angels. I have studied and prayed and know all of it is real. That's really all anyone needs to do is pray about it. It won't take long before you'll feel a very soft, gentle warmth and you'll know.

How I live my faith

I'm not sure how to explain how I live my faith. I am always trying to be a better person. I attend church on Sundays but I actually like going - I don't go just because I'm supposed to. I don't sit in my pew frantically taking notes on the talks shared from the pulpit that day but I do listen and try to learn something. I am the secretary to the president of the women's organization, which we call "Relief Society", and try to do what I can to make her job easier. I do try to read and study the lessons coming up each Sunday - sometimes I only have time to read them each morning - but even just reading them helps me understand and enjoy the classes. I am ALWAYS positive! I learned to always try to find the positive in everything that happens when I lost my first job about 22 years ago. I was devastated....and then I went out on a limb (scary step for me!) and started looking for jobs in a field I'd always wanted to work in - a Library. A regional librarian gave me a chance - she took me on for "only 6 weeks, to see if we can work together" - and I've never looked back. I had to lose my job to find something I loved doing! So....no matter how hard things get - and I can say I've got some experience in "hard things"...there is always, always, ALWAYS a positive way to look at it. I call them mud covered blessings - gotta scrape off the mud to get to the good stuff!