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Hi I'm Sheri

I love every sport I've ever played and I'm an RN. My greatest joy in life comes from being a wife and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing outside, building forts out of tumbleweeds and tamarisk trees, and playing sports with the neighbors as often as I could. I had a blast playing soccer and basketball on my High School teams as I tried to figure out what to study in college. I didn't know what I DID want to be "when I grew up," but I was certain I DIDN'T want to be a nurse or a teacher because that's what every other woman did. After a lot of soul-searching and prayer, however, I went on to get a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing because I realized that was exactly what I wanted to be. I enjoyed working full-time as an RN until the birth of our first son. I now enjoy working full-time as a wife/mom/nurse of two little boys and a brilliant PhD pursuing husband. I love spending my days with all three of my boys. They bring me great joy and boundless opportunities for exercise. And I even manage to get out and play basketball during the week, with joints that are a little creakier than they were 10 years and 2 children ago, back when 8 (or even 4) hours of uninterrupted sleep were not such distant memories. Life is so good, weary bones and sleepless nights and all.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS Church but my personal testimony did not come right away. I grew up seeing many great examples of devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ, but did not "know for myself" as so many others seemed to. I enjoyed the church, and I even hoped it was true, but I knew that would not be enough if I was really going to be devoted all my life. My testimony came gradually but powerfully as I learned and lived the gospel as taught in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. God's promise is that if we ask Him in faith, He will manifest truth to us through the power of the Holy Ghost. The first thing I came to know through that power of love/peace/understanding He promised is that God is my Father and He knows who I am and loves me. He wants me, and all of us, to be happy and to return to His presence after our life on earth. I trust Heavenly Father and I know that though people may mislead me, He never will, so I know I can turn to Him in prayer to find out if something is true. That's why I know, among other things, that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are the word of God, Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and His Church has been restored to the earth and is led by living prophets and apostles today. Living the principles of the gospel gives my family and me great peace and happiness and strength in spite of life's inevitable challenges. I can't imagine life any other way.

How I live my faith

My husband, sons and I attend church together every Sunday and I get to teach a Sunday School class to the 12-year olds. I love reviewing/studying/learning the gospel of Jesus Christ and trying to come up with ways to make the lessons meaningful for my class each week. In our home, besides studying the scriptures and praying personally, we also read from the scriptures together and pray together several times a day (such as before meals and at bedtime). It's so fun to watch as my little toddler learns to fold his arms and bow his head as we pray, and I look forward to teaching him more and more as his understanding grows. I love to study the teachings of the Savior and I try (imperfectly) to follow His example in my relationships with my family and others.