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Hi I'm Sue

I'm married with two children. I work as a tutor and I grow vegetables for the local farmers's market. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom in a little family of four; my husband and I have two young children. We live out in the country and grow organic vegetables, raise chickens for eggs, and have several cows. I really like living out in the country, it is so quiet here. And we have beautiful views of farmland. I am a complete Harry Potter nerd, (I'm too embarrassed to tell you how many times I have read them). I also love to read and reread Jane Austin, what woman doesn't. But then, I'm also a huge P.G. Wodehouse junkie. Oh - and I love to watch British comedy. I wouldn't consider myself to be a great crafter, but I have made several quilts. I particularly like making rag quilts with denim and plaid flannels. I just discovered online scrapbooking and I think I am hooked. That is a good thing because my kids don't even have baby books yet.. I like to bake bread, pies, and rolls, but especially cookies. Chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, gingerbread... Mmm, I really like cookies. I used to be a teacher and I still tutor part-time. Sometimes I work with reading/dyslexic students, but my real love is tutoring math. Our youngest child has 22q deletion, a genetic disorder. I spend a lot of time driving to and from doctor appointments and speech therapy. I try to be his best advocate. Last thing about me is that I recycle. No seriously, I hate seeing things thrown out that can be recycled instead. It borders between a hobby and an obsession for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Rochester, New York near where the Church was organized. I grew up in an active LDS family and my parents took us to many church historical sites over the years. I had many opportunities to learn about the restoration of the church and Joseph Smith's role in that. When I was twelve, I listened to the current prophet speak about the importance of reading the Book of Mormon. I felt the Spirit confirm that what he was saying applied to me, not just to the grown ups around me. I started reading the Book of Mormon everyday after that. I didn't always read very much or even understand what I was reading, but I put in the effort. When I was a bit older, I heard someone say that they had read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. Again, I felt the Spirit confirm to me that I would have to go through that same process someday. I didn't wait. I had already read the Book of Mormon and that night I prayed to know if it was true. And then I knew, I just knew that it was true. All of it. Because if the Book of Mormon was true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore his church on the earth. That was the first of many experiences where I felt the Holy Ghost confirm a truth in my heart. There are so many things being taught out there, but God has a way to show us what is right. He showed me and that is why I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

There are many things I do to try and live my faith. First of all, I try to be kind to my family and develop good relationships with them. I try to forgive others and respect their God-given ability to choose. I teach my children lessons I have learned from the scriptures. I know that we are all God's children and we are all important in His eyes. I volunteer as a reading mentor at my daughter's school and am assigned one student. I just listen to her read and spend time with her. I know that she values our time together. I hope that she knows she is important and that she feels loved. Serving in church is important to me. I currently serve our women's organization as the secretary. I get to watch and take notes as the president and her counselors work on ways to meet the needs of our members. There are often a lot of needs and, therefore, a lot of service rendered. It's wonderful to help others and know that they will help us when we are the ones in need. I believe in doing all we can and then relying on God for the rest. I recently headed a committee that planned an emergency preparedness event for the community. We wanted to communicate the message that it is every individual's responsibility to be prepared. We had a lot of different agencies participate that shared different ways we can get prepared. It was great to serve the community and help them live this same principle.