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Hi I'm Suzanne Sperry

I am a California homeschool mom living in Silicon Valley. I am a hospitality, business, and non-profit pro. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My enthusiasm for learning and life takes me in many directions at once. My professional background is in hospitality and business management, because the field offers such diverse opportunities and no two days are alike. I really enjoy bookkeeping, marketing, legal studies, economics, and political aspects as well. At the same time, I am a trained massage practitioner, with a passion for natural healing and whole nutrition. I have been an academic artist my entire life. We have been easing into the homesteading lifestyle, starting with gardening and raising chickens. I love to sing as a soloist or in choir, conduct music, play clarinet, and perform in theater. Because of this nerdy-hippie theme, I am a fun person to talk to about tort reform or aromatherapy. I am currently on a fun journey as my children are in the first years of formal schooling. California is a tricky place for education. We have found a wonderful school that offers a part-time homeschool hybrid model. The children attend a private Christian school two days each week, and the remaining curriculum is taught from home. It is the best of both worlds, and I am grateful for the experiences it has brought to our family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church just before they were married, so we all sort of "grew up" in the church together, learning along the way. I remember feeling the Spirit telling me that the things I was learning were true, even at a young age. This has continued my entire life through my study of the Gospel and pursuit of truth. I tend to be very intellectual in my studies, and I automatically analyze and reason out every aspect of doctrines I encounter from all sources. While many people are similarly intellectual, I had the additional benefit of a strong desire to know for myself, from God himself, regarding His eternal truths. Thus, my conviction of the principles I have learned has been hard-earned, never handed to me. I have received countless witnesses through personal revelation and prayer that I am a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven, and of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed through His Prophets and Apostles and the restored church. The plan of salvation that we are experiencing is beautiful and generous. The challenges we face and the potential for growth and progress are exciting. The knowledge of these things is liberating. Go on. Ask me if I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

The first and most important way that I live my faith is by seeking after the personal salvation offered by Jesus Christ's sacrifice. I earnestly seek from God to know how He would have me improve myself. He not only shows me weaknesses to fix, but strengths to develop. In addition, He inspires me in the specific how-to steps needed for my refinement and growth. With this process, I have been able to overcome such obstacles as perfectionism, addictions, co-dependency, etc. This has required true repentance, which is the path to the great gift of forgiveness of my sins. Even in my most humble moments before God, I have felt truly loved and understood by Him. I know that he loves me for who I am and wants me not only to be happy, but to fulfill my potential, which He considers great. As I have built a strong relationship of trust with my Father in Heaven, this process becomes less painful, uncomfortable, or awkward. Instead, it fells like a loving mentoring program that is customized solely for my benefit. There are outward ways I live my faith as well, such as service in my church and community. At church, I have been privileged with various opportunities to teach, direct music and choirs, and lead the women's organization known as Relief Society. I was especially grateful for my opportunity to serve as a full-time missionary in the Michigan Lansing Mission. Those people are the best! I also love serving in the community through programs and organizations. While I am currently, a full-time mom, I volunteer with several non-profit and community organizations, including American Heritage Girls, CERT, and Hostelling International. I like to participate as a citizen by keeping in contact with my local and state representatives on various political issues.