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Hi I'm Suzy

...a wonderful, wacky artist, & a woman of faith...I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm 54 years old, live in central Florida in a house surrounded by 100 year old oak trees. I share that space with my husband, and my big goofy Labrador Retriever. I am an artist, an author, a wife, a mother, a grandmother and self proclaimed Wonderful Wacky Woman. I eat chocolate truffles while I paint and drink Perrier sparkling water so much I’m considering taking out stock in the company. I practice yoga, which for some reason I think will help compensate for my horrible diet, and I go to the beach every chance I get. I have five grown children and twelve grandkids. I’ve taught them to dip their french fries in their chocolate shake, make up any words they want to any tune they like and to never, ever color inside the lines. However, they all feel the need to reassure their friends that they also have another set of grandparents who are completely normal.  As I march to my own beat, a free spirit in every sense, I know who I am, where I came from, where I am going and what I stand for. This knowledge is incredibly empowering...it sets me free. That's why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Letter Day Saints...a Mormon... proof that our Heaven Father is totally okay with having a few kazoos like me in his magnificent orchestra.

Why I am a Mormon

I heard the gospel for the first time while living in Hawaii. Two young missionaries knocked on our door and told us that the true gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth and did I want to hear more. I replied "yes" so fast my breath rustled the palm trees! The more they taught me the more I felt the Holy Spirit testify to me that it was true. For me hearing about the restoration of the gospel and reading the Book of Mormon was not like being converted to a new religion. It was as if I was remembering a melody heard once before, very long ago.

How I live my faith

Because I believe that when I am in the service of my fellow man, I am serving God, I try to always be an example of the believers by all I do and say. I love teaching my 14-15 year old Sunday School class and working with the youth. In my work, my art, my writings, my family, my home and my life, all things testify of Christ.

What is faith?

For me, faith is believing in something beyond myself, my world, my comprehension. It is not something I hold on to as a last resort so I do not have to take responsibility for myself. Exactly the opposite. Faith require tremendous responsibility. It requires action. It is an active force that must be fed. Through prayer, scripture study, and attending church meetings and service,my faith has grown. I come to know my Savior Jesus Christ more everyday as I learn to follow the right path He has for me. Choosing the is right is not always the easy way to go. But by pressing forward and exercising my faith, it grows stronger each day. Being a Mormon is not about fitting into someone else ideal mold of what you should be. It is about embracing yourself, your life, your talent and challenges and becoming the person our Heavenly Father wants us to be... I used to marvel at what strength some people had when they talked of faith. Today, I can say that I am becoming the woman I always wanted to be...a wonderful, wacky woman who knows who she is and what she stands for. I'm a Mormon, a Christian...a disciple of Jesus Christ, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Show more Show less