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Hi I'm Susan Greer

I have 5 children and fostered over 50. I'm a cancer survivor. I work with handicapped individuals. I am a mormon.

About Me

I married my childhood sweetheart and we have five grown children we were privileged to raise. While pregnant with my last child I had surgery for cancer followed by treatment soon after her birth. As a result she was born with a disability. Each one of my children are precious to me and raising them has been a humbling experience. They have been the catalyst for most of my learning experiences. They have helped shape who I am today. I now have the privilege of working with handicapped individuals for a living. In my spare time I like to work on my personal journal. I have a new found interest in book binding. I also love to cook, which has come in pretty handy over the years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church. My father was converted when I was a baby. However, I had many questions and had to find out for myself questions such as, Who am I? - Is there a meaning to life? What is it and how do I fit into the scheme of things? The answers to these questions came in bits and pieces as I followed the promptings I was given. Sometimes I received direction that felt like I was being urged by someone. Other times I felt a sense of enlightenment as I would study things out in my mind. Eventually, I came to feel a certainty about who I was and where I came from. There have been times in my life where I felt divine beings directing my life - guiding me in answer to my prayers. One of those times was when I was diagnosed with cancer and the difficult years that followed. I know that our Heavenly Father is aware of each of us. He knows us better than we know ourselves and loves us beyond our comprehension. He wants us to love each other as he loves us. This is the key to our happiness. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or "Mormon" Church is God's church upon the earth today. I know this through my spiritual senses, which I have come to rely on and trust more than my eyes, ears, touch or sight. I know these things to be true as well as any one can know without a perfect knowledge.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by finding ways to love and be of service to others. One has only to open your eyes and be willing to see we are surrounded by individuals with varied needs and those who carry heavy burdens. I find it helpful to pray to know what or whose needs are most urgent and then act on the promptings I receive. When family is close by there are always opportunities to serve my children and grandchildren. The disabled individuals I work with provide many opportunities to go the extra mile in serving their needs. Like everyone else, some days are busier than other days. But living your faith is a frame of mind that you cannot separate yourself from. I try to put myself in other people's shoes. This means that if I am standing in line at the grocery store and feeling rushed, I try to calm myself and think about the checker and wonder if he or she has been working long and is tired. I try to notice something nice about them and mention it before my turn is up. My hope is to bring a smile to their face. I live my faith my scrutinizing my own progress and always striving to be better. When natural impulses arise such as impatience, judging others, or complaining, I try to remember to give people the benefit of the doubt. I try to love other people. Some people are harder to love than others. But I find that loving others is more of a choice than we think. I have prayed to love people that hurt me or that were difficult to love and God has helped me to overlook bothersome things and see the good in others. I am not always successful in all of these things, but I do keep trying and never give up on myself or others.