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Hi I'm Suzi

I am a wife and the mother to five children. I was baptized at age 23 by the man I later married. I am 50 years old. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert. I met my husband when we were in college. I knew he was different from other boys but I didn't know why. I soon found out that it was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that made the difference. My husband baptized me and later we were sealed in the Temple. I am the only member in my family and my parents were not very happy about my decision at first. But 25 happy years and 5 wonderful kids have changed their minds. I now have an eternal family! I am a full time mom and I love it. I love the outdoors. I love to camp, hike and run. I love to cook and love family meal time. As a family we laugh, learn, pray, sing, exercise and work. We try to do it all with a smile.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised in a religious family. I did, however attend a Christian Youth Group as a teen. When I went to college I drifted away from all religious activity. I was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just a few months before my graduation from college. I was on the brink of an uncertain future. I had a good life and a happy life but I was living a life that had no direction and no purpose. I might have been happy but I did not have joy. When I began the missionary discussions it felt like coming home. I could feel the truth of their teachings and I had no doubts. I felt comfortable and happy. What a blessing to understand that I had a loving Father in Heaven and a Savior in his Son, Jesus Christ. What wonder I felt as I learned of the Atonement and that I was not left at the mercy of my weaknesses but that thru repentance i could overcome them. I was soon baptized and I felt I would burst with joy! I was not alone. I was a part of a team. Together with my Heavenly Father, my Savior, Jesus Christ and my new companion, the Holy Ghost, I could learn and grow. I could overcome trials and feel true happiness through service to my fellow man. Now I am a wife and a mother. My husband and I are sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity. I have five wonderful kids. My life isn't perfect, I am not perfect, but I now understand that perfection is a process. Everyday I try to do a little bit better, be a little bit better and rise a tiny bit higher. I know that every step forward is because of the support of "my team". Because of the loving support of Heavenly Father, the guidance of the Holy Ghost and the miracle of the Atonement given to all by Jesus Christ I can return home. I look forward to that eternal homecoming but until then, the blessings of the Gospel have helped make my home a Heaven on Earth.

How I live my faith

I am grateful for the opportunities to serve that have come to me because of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have worked with young children, organizations for school age girls, cub scouts and teens. I have had the chance to organize, plan and take more than 100 teenaged girls camping---and I LOVED it! I have also worked meeting the spiritual and temporal needs of the women of our congregation. Helping a family in crisis is especially fulfilling. I have enjoyed working side by side with righteous men to help those in need. I have worked on commitees to provide social fun for the members of the congregation. Perhaps my favorite activities have been the large service projects I have been involved with. I have painted youth homes, cleared trails in community parks, I have worked in shelters and made blankets and clothes for those in need. It is a wonderful feeling to know that the plastic bag that I filled with toiletries was soon in the hands of a disaster victim who could then brush their teeth and wash with soap. With my two hands, I can change the world, one handshake, one embrace, one shoveful at a time.