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About Sharon Eubank

Sharon Eubank for many years owned a toy store in Provo, Utah, and spent endless hours advising Santa Claus on the coolest stuff for kids who had been good. She is currently the director of LDS Charities, the humanitarian organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Song I Cannot Sing

Scene One

The story of her birth is a raucous family tale that begins with her arrival into the world on December 19. Her parents named her Joy. She was the youngest in a line of eight children, and every one of them could tell a story, so a person couldn’t breathe for laughing. One or another of them would string this story up over the family dinner table each year — rushing to tell it, piling on top of each other’s words. And then they would sit back in their chairs as the room pealed with laughter like big, singing bells. Continue reading