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Hi I'm Sue

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 5 grown children and most important, mother of almost 11 grandchildren. I have been married for 37 years to my eternal companion. My husband and I have a family business that my husband, two of my sons and one son-in-laws work for. In addition I am a professional portrait photograher with a small home studio. I have been in photography for the past 10 years. It is kind of my late-in-life career. It serves as a great creative outlet for me. Three of my children's families live close by enough for us to get together for Sunday dinners. It is such a treat to watch our 6 grandchildren grow up right under our noses. Our other 2 children live in two different States. We spend a lot of our time visited them and our other 4 grandchildren. We try to get the whole family together a least once a year. It is a delight to watch our children and their companions and the cousins interact and enjoy each other on these occasions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church when I was 18 years old. I had a boyfriend who was a member and I took the discussions at his uncle's house. My parents were less than happy to find out I was being baptized. Over the years they have accepted my choice and I think they know I am following the Savior Jesus Christ. When I took the missionary discussions many questions about the gospel as I had been taught were answered. I was especially excited to learn that we can live forever with out families. Why would the Lord send us to live with our families here on earth where we learn the cherish them above all else and then deny us the opportunity to live only with him throughout eternity. Families can truly "be together forever".

How I live my faith

I serve in two different capacities at church. I am serve as a teacher to the 16 to 18 yr old young women. It is a challenge each week to prepare lessons that are relevant in their lives and challenge them spiritually. I have enjoyed getting to know them. I also serve as a media specialist with the public affairs board for the church in our city. This has been a stretch for me to develop skills necessary to fulfill this assignment. I pray for guidance to help me. In addition I have always been a visiting teacher. The majority of women in each congregation serve as visiting teachers. Each pair of sister are assigned to go visit three or four sister. This is a great opportunity to get to know other sister that we attend church with. We try to visit in their home once a month. When our schedules just won't work we give our sisters a call and check in on them. Some of my very best friends have come from these friendships developed through visiting teaching. It is such a personal thing, especially these days, to sit down with someone in their home and visit for an hour. It's our responsibility to share with the President of our women's organization any need the family may have or problems that she might be able to help with. It's a great way to make sure no one slips through the cracks.