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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. My family is most important to me. I love needlework, gardening and good books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married to my husband for 47 years. I have four children and four grandchildren. I especially enjoy roadtrips and exploring this great land of America. I like hiking the trails and mountains of our state parks---especially the Grand Canyon and Glacier Park. I love being with my family and always yearn to be able to be of service to them in some way. I enjoy doing needlework, gardening and reading good books. I like warm weather and being in the out of doors. I do not do well in a cold environment. I enjoy uplifting and inspirational movies, music and television programs. Daily exercise and eating healthy is important to me. I'm very thankful for the good health that I currently have. I keep a journal and write my comings and goings in it weekly and sometimes daily. I have very much enjoyed being a homemaker and raising my children. I have worked outside the home to supplement my husband's income at different times, as was needed, to support our family. The longest period of time was when I worked at Macy's for 16 years. Education has always been important to me and, after completing a college degree, I have continued to keep active in the learning process. I am very grateful to own a home and feel that it is a place of peace and comfort---a place of refuge. I love working in and around my home and receive much satisfaction in the beauty thereof. I love life itself! I love my country! I love God, my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my family most of all!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was living in Houston, Texas with my family, the missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints knocked on our door. My Dad's sister had given our names to them as a referral. When the missionaries talked about the Godhead and how it was three distinct beings, I was instantly converted. I had previously attended the Baptist Church where the Godhead was portrayed as "three beings in one" and this concept had never made sense to me. I was almost 16 years old when the missionaries taught us the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Plan of Salvation, and the Restoration of the true church on the earth today. Everything they taught us made perfect sense to me. As a family, we would write down our questions each week on a yellow legal pad and then the missionaries would answer the questions during their subsequent visit. If they didn't know the answer, they would always come back later with the answer for us. I was very much impressed that they almost always knew the answers and could quote a verse from the scriptures to verify and supplement their answers. They gave us a Book of Mormon to read; but, it wasn't until some years later that I came to realize it's importance and truthfulness. (I read the Book of Mormon daily and gain much strength and wisdom as I do so. It is most powerful and is a second witness of my Savior, Jesus Christ. My day is never the same and never goes as well for me if I miss reading from this sacred book.) As the missionaries taught me and my family, I knew that what they were teaching me was true and I knew that I wanted to be a part of it all. My older sister felt the same. My parents gave their permission for us to be baptized and we became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents and two younger sisters joined the church a while later. I am ever thankful to my aunt who gave our names to those missionaries! The church is a huge part of my life and the reason for how I live my life!

How I live my faith

Weekly chuch attendance is a must for me. I gain strengh to combat the adversary when I go to church. There are many forces out there in the world that are competing for my attention and I need to attend worship services in order to fight off these temptations. Regular church attendance keeps me focused and on the straight and narrow path back to my Heavenly Father. Daily prayer and study of the scriptures are a must for me, too. Service in the church and community brings much satisfaction and pleasure to me. I have served in a number of different capacities and recently my husband and I served a full time senior mission for the church. I have been a visiting teacher forever and love it. I have worked with the youth (a favorite), the women and the children and have served on various committees. I have a temple recommend and I'm thankful to live in close proximity to a temple, which I attend regularly. I like living within walking distance of our ward. Our ward is like a second family to me. We are brothers and sisters in the gospel and we learn from, love and help each other and our neighbors. My goal, during this earthly existence, is to become like my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ, and to return (as a family) to live with them again someday.