38. From Hardship to Hope with Cherie Hyde
Cherie Hyde is 87 years old and has lived what she calls "the worst and the best life."
She was born in the covenant, but her parents stopped attending church when she was young. Out of the blue, when she was 14 years old, her dad was called to be a Branch President of their Kansas branch, which thrust them back into activity.
The years that followed were filled with missionary service and a growing love of the gospel, which she never lost, not even when her husband decided, after 13 years of marriage, that he no longer believed and wanted a divorce.
At the age of 32, with five young children in tow, she moved from Kansas City to Salt Lake to build a new life as a single mom. It was the 1960s, and divorce was uncommon, which posed its own challenges. But she learned to rely on the Savior to help her.
She eventually remarried, blended her family with another, and learned how beautiful marriage can be. She raised her children with her new husband, served several missions, and grew in faith.
Cherie's story is filled with hope, not just for single mothers but for all who desire to remain faithful in the Gospel of Jesus Christ amid challenging circumstances. She is wise beyond her 87 years.
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