(Sharon holds a special place in my heart because I’ve had the privilege of getting to know her while our husbands are in the same counseling program. She is a beautiful woman of God with a delightful sense of humor and I am so glad that God put us together here, at this time and place.)
What branch of the service are you in, and how long have you been in?
Air Force for 6 1/2 years
Can you tell us a little about your family?
God blessed me with James almost 22 years ago. He is devoted to me and our kids. I am thankful he is such a hard-working man who loves his job as a Chaplain.
We have been blessed with three children who are growing up way too quickly! Jenna is 18 and a college freshman. She is studying music education and history. Jameson is 16 and is interested in all aspects of theater. Jonathan is 14 and enjoys riding bikes and talking weapons.
If you get free time as a family, what do you enjoy doing?
Lately, we have been enjoying DVDs of Duck Dynasty. They are hilarious!
What is the best place you’ve lived (or visited) and why?
Wow. I really have enjoyed something about every place I have lived. I can’t pick a favorite!
Abilene was a great community with no traffic! Las Vegas had great weather and great restaurants, and we got to visit the Grand Canyon on our way there. Now, Harker Heights, Texas is only 40 minutes away from Round Rock and Ikea! And we have lots of new friends.
What do you enjoy the most about being a Chaplain’s wife?
I enjoy meeting so many different people from so many different places.
What do you like the least about being a Chaplain’s wife?
That would be moving away from family and friends.
What is that ONE thing you wish you could tell civilians about life in the military, or about being a military spouse?
Thank you for all the support!
What are some of your personal hobbies and interests?
Ancestry research, traveling, and learning Korean
Any other thoughts you’d like to add?
One thing comes to mind. In the beginning of my husband’s military Chaplain career, I noticed a refreshing difference between civilian church life and military protestant chapel life: instead of focusing on the differences within a congregation, it seemed like the focus was on agreement.
Thank you, Sharon, for sharing your life and thoughts with us today.