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Hi I'm Suzi

I'm a Wife, a Mom, a Nana, a Registered Nurse and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I work as a Registered Nurse doing skin cancer surgery all day long, five days a week. I love life, I love being a Mom and a Nana. I've been married for over 31 years and still get excited when I see my husband's cell phone on the caller ID. I love family get-togethers, playing games around the kitchen table, and just visiting with loved ones. We love to camp and ride our ATV's in the mountains. I wish I had more time for lots of exercise and my favorite hobbies - but after a full day of work, sometimes I just end up with not enough time or energy to do it all! (sigh)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where my parents, who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, did not practice any religion. There was smoking and drinking in my childhood home, and I remember so disliking the smell of the tobacco that I would hang my clothes in my bedroom window to air them out before I wore them to school. My parents were great, don't get me wrong, but their lifestyle was not a pleasant one. I would go to church with my friends and really enjoyed the Spirit I felt, not only on Sundays, but at youth activities as well. I think the one thing that really made me decide to be a faithful member of the Church was attending Girls Camp in the summertime. It was sitting around the campfire, listening to testimony from my leaders and other girls, that I realized that I wanted to be a Mormon and I wanted to live all of the teachings of Jesus Christ. I married in our Temple for time and all eternity to a faithful member of the Church. I have raised four children who are also faithful members of the Church. I believe that because I saw 'both sides of the coin' - living in a non religious home and being exposed to the peace and security of the Gospel - I was able to make a very educated decision. I wanted what the Church had to offer. I wanted my children to be raised with the Gospel as part of their lives. I know the difference! I have chosen the better part!

How I live my faith

I have served in our Church in all sorts of ways - from working in our women's organization called Relief Society, to working with our children and youth. Currently I am teaching teenagers in an Online Seminary program, where youth ages 14 to 18 can participate in church education, called Seminary, electronically. I'm also assigned to visit three women who are part of our congregation monthly, bringing them a Gospel message and to offer support or service as needed.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Suzi
Mormon women are amazing! They are devoted to family and to the Gospel. Mormon women are equal partners in the raising of children. Generally the women in the Church are the ones who are the nurturers of the family, offering the pure love that only a mother can give. I believe that a mother's love is closest to the kind of love we receive from our Heavenly Father - pure and sweet. Mormon women are daughters of our Heavenly Father and recognize His hand in all that they do. Mormon women are selfless, kind and love to serve one another. A Mormon woman is the best sister you could ever ask for! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Suzi
We believe that families can be together forever throughout eternity. This, of course, means that we need to live our lives the way that God intended so that we can benefit from this blessing. Death does not end a family unit. Death of a loved one can be sad, lonely, and difficult at times. But through the blessing of the Priesthood of Jesus Christ, families can be together after death. I cannot imagine that a loving Heavenly Father would take away our relationships once we leave this earth. I KNOW that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and by the sealing power of the Holy Priesthood found in our temples, that families relationships can and will continue once we leave this mortal existence. Show more Show less