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Hi I'm Sue

I was raised in England, but now live in Alabama with my husband and sons, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and the mother of four teenage sons and have a wonderful stepson - so that makes five. I work as a physical therapist assistant in a nursing home; a job that I enjoy. I love to knit and sew, and am hoping to start reading books again soon. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised as a Mormon, from the age of 4 years (when my mother joined the church), I still came to a time in my life when I needed to know whether this church was true or not. Through prayer, scripture study, and trust in the Lord I came to a sure knowledge that Jesus lives and is my Redeemer; that through the Atonement performed by Him, I can return to be with my Heavenly Father again; the greatest wish of my heart! I know that my Heavenly Father is mindful of me and that He loves me. I know that I have a purpose here on earth; a reason to be here, and a mission to fulfill. My Savior, Jesus Christ, strengthens me and gives me hope. The Holy Ghost teaches me truth and comforts me when times are more challenging. Through living the gospel principles and striving to be obedient to the Lord's commands I have peace and joy in my life, despite many challenges. I know that I matter, and I know that I make a difference, and I know that I am loved.

How I live my faith

My main focus in life is in raising my teenage sons to be upright, God-fearing young men with a relationship with their Savior. I also serve in the church by coordinating humanitarian service opportunities in our area. We have been involved with several other non-Mormon organizations in this work including the American Red Cross, local food banks, a homeless shelter, nursing homes, and Project Linus. Over the years we have made baby blankets, girls dresses, and quilts for Kosovo, and collected supplies for needy people, in our community and throughout the world. It is work that I am grateful to be involved in because the need is so great. I have also worked within the church as a teacher for adults and for children, and as a choir leader. I believe that good music is a gift from God to uplift and heal our souls. I have held leadership positions in church organizations that have helped me immensely in my work life. I have spent the majority of the last 20 years staying home and raising my sons. I am so grateful to my husband for supporting my desire to raise my children and not enter the workforce at that time, even though we struggled financially at times. However, my boys are almost grown now, and I have recently found myself in a position where I needed to return to the workforce, and was able to graduate from college as a physical therapist assistant. The work that I have done for the church helped me to have the confidence I needed to accomplish this. My work in the church helps me to find balance in my life and strength to live it well.