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Hi I'm Susan

I grew up in California. I am a registered nurse working in the neonatal intensive care unit. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married. I have two sons. I enjoy all type of water sports, reading a good book, watching an entertaining movie and excercising. I have to have everything in its place--neat, clean and organized--that is me. I am short in stature, but big in heart. I am a movie and television buff. I love all types of music (well, maybe not rap). I am a registered nurse and I work in a hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit taking care of premature infants. I love my job, my family and I enjoy being with my friends. My family is the most important thing to me. I love to be with them and doing things with them. I miss them terribly when they are not around. I have a wonderful sense of humor---my family puts up with it. I will do anything for anyone. I care about my family and friends and the people that I come in contact with through my job and in my community. I am trying to be like the Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I was the reason my family are active in the church. My father was a member but very inactive in the church. My mother's family were Methodists but inactive. When my parents were expecting me, my mom decided that they needed a religion to raise a family in. That was when my mom found out that my dad was a mormon. It took a couple of years of hiding and running away from the home teachers and the missionaries but she finally gave up, listened to the Elders and joined the church. Growing up in the church, I guess I took it for granted. It wasn't until I served a mission, that I was able to really study and pray and develope a true testimony and knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also figured that Heavenly Father thought I probably would be stubborn and not accept the gospel if someone shared it with me, so he had better have me be born into a family that had the gospel. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a nurse in the NICU, I am presented with many opportunities to bring up the subject of being a Mormon. I served my mission in the Philippines and my husband is a Filippino. I work with a few Philippino nurses, so we talk in tagalog, talk about the culture, the food and about the areas in which I served. People in our neighborhood know that I am in the medical profession, so they ask me questions about health and death and so I try to explain to them that there are reasons why it is important not smoke, drink and use drugs and that we do live after we die and that we will see our love ones again. I try to help others when the need arises, like bringing a meal or some sort of treat and just going over to visit and talk when a dear friend or family is having a hard time.