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Hi I'm Suzanne

I grew up in a part member family. I graduated from BYU. I have a wonderful husband and we have 13 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful man and we have 13 children. I graduated from college with a degree in accounting. I love to learn about new things and am continually studying new areas of interest. I have worked from home as a babysitter. I have been very lucky to be able to stay home with my children. Together my husband and I have been foster parents for 20 years. I love being a mother!! My greatest joys in life are watching my children and husband succeed.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family where my mother was an inactive member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my father was not a member. From the time I was quite small I asked them to take me to the Mormon church and they would drop me off and then come and pick me up. When I was 12, I would walk to my Mormon neighbor's house and they would take me with their family. I really wanted to go to Brigham Young University and worked hard to save my money to attend school there. I got a scholarship, worked during the summers and then worked 20 hours a week while attending school. It was while I was there that I really gained my testimony of the gospel. It was the first time I had ever read the Book of Mormon all the way through. I had a lot of homework and studying but I found it was almost impossible to put the book down. My testimony started then as I fasted and prayed to know if the Mormon church was true. As I was reading one day and praying, I was FILLED with peace and joy and light. I KNEW that this church was true and that I wanted to follow its teachings. I began following individual principles of the church and as I practiced each principle I was blessed to gain a testimony of each one. From that time until today, I have never doubted that the church is true. It brings me great joy each day of my life and anticipation of the life yet to come. I am so grateful to know where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going. I also find great peace knowing that there is a prophet here on earth who receives answers from the Lord and who counsels me and warns me of things that I need to be doing to find safety and security from evil and things that are happening in the world. The best decision I ever made was to find out more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That one choice has blessed every day of my life.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have worked as foster parents for 20 years. We have worked with children who have developmental disabilities. Having these children in our home has blessed us immeasurably. These children are angels sent to earth in imperfect bodies and have taught me things that I could learn in no other way. Each one of them has been special and I have become a different person because of them. I am involved in helping in my children's classes at school. I also spend a great deal of time studying about their different disabilities and trying to help them become the best they can be. I am currently working the eight and nine year old girls at church. It is so much fun watching them learn about the church and getting to know them and learn to love them. I also love to go visiting teaching every month to three of the women in our ward. We share a gospel message and then just spend time getting to be better friends. I really look forward to this time that we spend together. Our family eats breakfast and dinner together every day. At breakfast time we have family scripture study and family prayers before the children leave for school. In the evening at dinner we talk about some of the activities of the day. We also have family prayer before bedtime. Each of us spends some individual time studying the scriptures every day. Doing these things gives me peace and a capacity to do things that I wouldn't be able to accomplish without the help of the Lord.