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Hi I'm Sheri

I'm a daughter, a sister, a friend and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently living in Maryland where I am a student. I am working on completing my Masters degree in Child Life. Child Life specialists work with children, usually in the hospital, to help them cope with trauma that they may be experiencing through play, education and other therapies. I love working with children! I enjoy spending time with family and friends by getting together to eat, laugh and play games. 12 years ago I was inner tubing in the snow where I broke my back and became paralyzed from the abdomen down. Since then life has been an adventure, but I am very grateful I am still on this earth to enjoy the ride!

Why I am a Mormon

I love waking up every day knowing there is a purpose to this life, and knowing that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and loved ones again. I know our Heavenly Father knows each one of us personally and he loves us and knows what we are going though on a daily basis. Having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life means everything to me. It gives me hope and an assurance that the Lord is always right by our side even when life seems so unfair that we can't even feel him near. I know that Christ suffered for every single one of us individually so that we can be forgiven for the mistakes we make. He suffered so we don’t have to. I look forward to the day that I will be able to finally STAND again and thank him for the many ways he has blessed me in this life. Knowing all of these things makes me grateful that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am striving daily to be more like him. When He was on the earth He was constantly serving others. He was putting the needs of others before His own even through His excruciatingly painful death. In my life I try and find opportunities to serve as He did. I love helping others whether it is with a tangible gift or a simple phone call or text. Everyone needs to be reminded that we are loved by both Jesus Christ and by others around us. I love to remind people of that unchangeable love. I also enjoy working in the Women's organization where I can be together with women who share some of my same goals. We talk about spiritual lessons, share hobbies and have a fun time getting to know and learning from each other. Quite frequently I get to visit with a couple of specific sisters. We have been able to develop wonderful friendships through these visits. We look forward to the time we get to spend together whether it’s to go to lunch, sit around and chat or just having a friend to call when you need someone to talk to.

What is faith?

Faith is knowing that the Lord knows us. He knows what we need, he wants what’s best for us and he knows how to best communicate with us. Sometimes when life gets difficult it is hard to remember that. We want all of the answers right away and we want our trials to be taken from us so we don’t have to suffer anymore. But by having Faith, we trust our Heavenly Father and know that we need to learn certain things in this life, and we learn them best as we struggle through trials and hardships. As we turn to our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ we get to know them, and knowing who they are builds our Faith in them and in the wonderful plan that they have for every single one of us. Show more Show less