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Hi I'm Cheri

I'm a Mormon. My favorite job is being a mom. I ride bikes, play with robots, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning! Calculator and math puzzles for Christmas? Yes, I was that kid. I teach elementary school robotics and computer programming. Way too much fun. But my favorite job of all is MOM. My family has fun exploring together, constantly learning new things. Space, marine biology, mammal studies, Spanish, and now Albanian. Why Albanian? I don't know. We all learned Spanish together. I guess we thought we needed a new challenge. We are crazy together. This is my happy family.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. I was blessed to grow up in a loving family in a culture of faith and care. As a child, we sang and read of our Heavenly Father. We went to church, played together, worked together. We prayed and studied together. I was set on that path. I went to seminary, a religion class, every morning before school because it was expected. It's part of my culture as a Mormon, as is going to girls camp and youth conference and all those weekly activities to help us better understand God's plan for us. After the first year, though, I found myself amazed with the strength it gave me to make it through my days. High school can be rough. Having the gospel did not change that, but the gospel changed me. It gave me strength to worry less about what others thought about me. It taught me to look to Christ for my worth and not be distracted by what others thought I should be doing. It taught me that I could stand strong even if it meant standing alone. Living this gospel year after year is changing me. I am a Mormon because I can feel God changing me into the person he wants me to become. I want to follow Him.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life and shapes my daily activities. I sometimes am too busy (that's the life of a mom, right?), but I love the moments of sitting with two neighborhood kids making cookies or playing table games with my new, elderly friend. I am trying to slow down other parts of my life to make more time for that. Family is most important to me and that goes beyond my little family here. I enjoy researching my ancestors and discovering who they were beyond that simple name on a census record. Truly, one of my greatest joys in life is helping others connect the people in their families and seeing families healed and strengthened by those newly formed bonds.