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Hi I'm Suzanne

I live in Utah and have an 8-month-old girl who keeps me busy! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 33 years old, happily married, and mother to a beautiful little girl. I graduated in 2000 with a degree in public relations and spent the last 10 years doing PR, which I love. In 2002 I returned to school to get an MBA so that I could better understand the full spectrum of management and how marketing fits into that. I love to sing, most especially with my sweet husband who was blessed with a beautiful tenor voice. I enjoy cooking, and more than cooking I like to eat! And probably my favorite thing to eat is chocolate! I have a passion for cycling, and look forward to the spring and summer months when I can bike up into a canyon somewhere. Beyond anything else, my favorite pastimes are spent with my husband and daughter. They are truly my heaven on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not born as a Mormon Latter-day Saint, but became a Mormon when I was 16 years old, after searching for something I felt was missing in my life. As a youngster, I never questioned whether there was a God. I knew there was. I went to a myriad of different churches growing up. When I was around 8 or 9, I went with my friend to her non-denominational Christian church, and liked how I felt there. A little older, around 11, I began going with my grandmother to her church. Again, I liked learning about God. At 14, I decided to "try out" the Episcopal church. A few years later, I befriended a Mormon girl at my high school. Often, I would go to her house after school. Her house felt different. There was a safe, comforting spirit in her home. One night, she invited me to stay for dinner, and it so happened that Mormon missionaries came, too. That night, the missionaries asked if they could make an appointment with me so that they could explain more about their faith. I was happy to oblige. After all, I'd been going to different churches for several years, but had not found the right one. Over the next two months, the missionaries taught me the basic teachings of the Mormon faith. Unlike any other religion to which I was acquainted, their teachings rang true. Of course families could be eternal! Of course the Lord would ensure that one true church would exist upon the earth. There was an apostasy, and many of Christ's teachings were lost. It made sense that they would need to be restored. And after learning about this sweet, humble 14 year old named Joseph Smith who was mocked and persecuted beyond anything imaginable, I knew that he really did restore the Lord's gospel. Of course there's a prophet and 12 apostles. There was in the Bible, too. I urge all of you to take time and read the Book of Mormon. Your life will change, as did mine. My life has never been the same since. I have experienced miracles and joy in this life beyond anything I could ever have imagined.

How I live my faith

In my church ward, otherwise known as a congregation, I serve by teaching the teenage women how they can prepare for adulthood and teach them principles of faith and virtue. In fact, every week in our Sunday School, we recite a theme, which reads in part "We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. We will stand as witnesses of God, in all times, and in all things, and in all places, as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity, and virtue..." Aren't these wonderful attributes? I LOVE these principles and truly delight in helping these young women make these values a part of their character. Truly, I don't believe there are enough women who uphold these virtues. I love serving in this capacity and really in any capacity to which I am needed in church. It is my way to make a small difference, to give back when I have been the recipient of so very much.