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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fairly new New Englander, but I've recently discovered many family roots here. It has been rewarding to learn about the country's history and my own family history in "the cradle of America" as with family and friends, I've explored the eastern states. I have seven children polarized on opposite coasts and five grandchildren. Our family has lived in five different states and made many friends as we moved from the West to the Midwest to the East. It's a challenge to keep up with the kids and their activities even though they are mostly all grown up. Seeing them progress and have families, meet the challenges in their lives and become happy adults is very satisfying. I am a homemaker and some of my favorite hobbies are making cards, quilting, reading, and gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

Many of my ancestors came to this country seeking religious freedom. My family line is filled with pioneers. I was raised in the church by loving parents, who have kept the covenants and standards their parents and grandparents taught them. However, as I've moved across the country and experienced a more diverse religious environment, my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints has become even more important to me. I am grateful for that doctrine of the church taught me early of a loving Heavenly Father, of my value to Him, of His Son and my brother Jesus Christ and his Atonement for all of us, of the eternal nature of marriage and families. These teachings give me strength and depth to face the challenges we all encounter here on this earth as we learn and grow and serve each other.

How I live my faith

Where ever we lived, there were opportunities to serve. The response of Jesus Christ to the lawyer when asked which is the greatest commandment in the law is a guiding principle in my life. Jesus' answer: "Thou shalt love the Lord they God with all they heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shall love they neighbor as thyself." Sometimes that is hard to do, but I remind myself often that everyone has strengths and weaknesses. So many people are kind enough to overlook my annoying or underdeveloped qualities. I try to see the good in others. Right now I teach 14 - 18 year old students in the Daily Seminary program for youth of our church. This means I teach them from the scriptures every school day at 6:00 a.m. before they start their academic classes. This keeps me studying the scriptures and trying to live the principles and doctrine I am teaching to them.