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Hi I'm Suzy

I'm a Southern girl. I love boiled peanuts and catfish. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a 26 year old mommy to two little boys that are ages 3 and 21 months. I love being a mom and a wife, but I enjoy many other things as well. I love to read books, watch movies, play games, Settlers of Catan is my favorite, dance in my livingroom, kitchen....okay, pretty much anywhere, work on my family history, etc. I wouldn't say I'm a typical Mormon woman, because I think most Mormon women love to sew and do crafts and decorate. That is not me. I took a sewing class in college to see if I could be that kind of person, but it was pure torture. Never again. haha I went to college in Idaho and graduated with a degree in University Studies. My major was history and my minors were in Political Science and Education. I love history. I've always dreamed of being Indiana Jones. I realize that even if I don't get to race against bad guys to get to valuable treasures, I can still have the adventure in finding out my own family history, for to me, that is more valuable than any material treasure on this earth.  

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but I've also made the choice to stay in the Mormon faith. I was taught the principles and I always felt good when I followed them. I gained a true testimony of this church when I was 17. I'd read the Book of Mormon on my own all the way through for the first time in my life. I wanted to know for myself if it was true. I knelt down in my room and said a silent prayer asking Heavenly Father to help me to know if it was true. In mind, I believed everything I'd read, but it was the calm and peaceful feeling that I felt that solidified everything for me. I couldn't go back after that. I knew it was true. That is why I am a Mormon today and I'll always be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I teach a class on the fundamental principles of our church for the women in my local church, also known as a ward. I am also assigned a few names of women in the ward to act as a temporary "shepherd." Every month, I try to visit these women and share a spiritual message with them and then I ask if they need anything. Sometimes I'm able to do service for them like babysit their kids, give them rides, or just lend them a listening ear. Sometimes they don't need me to do anything for them! It's such a good system in the church because it ensures that everyone is watched over and taken care of. No one is left out.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

We're normal just like everyone else! There are a few exceptions of course. We don't drink alcohol or smoke. We observe Sunday as a holy day, so we don't do any recreational activities or buy things on that day. Family is our focus, so we spend most of our time with our families. We try to live in a way that we would have God be with us all the time. We don't cuss or say crude things. We pray and read the scriptures daily. We try to serve others as well, because we have been taught that to serve our fellowman is serving God. Show more Show less