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Hi I'm Susan

I am a homemaker, wife, mother of four and have10 amazing grandchildren. I'm outgoing, feel younger than I am, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to listen to a variety of music. I like to sing and play the guitar but am very rusty. I have a sense of humor and try to be funny. I run and even enter races once in a while. I'm not fast but it is good for the soul. I like to hike and inhale the sweet pine smells of the mountain air. I attended BYU and studied Psychology. I met my husband there in a singing group called "The Sounds of Freedom". It was love at first sight! Just kidding, but we did develop a love for each other and took the leap, married in the temple knowing that the spiritual commitment would help us through challenging times. We have traveled to many parts of the world because my husband is a bit of a wonderlust. I have been a member of the church all my life and served in many capacities. Each time I have learned more about myself and grown to know and love those whom I served with. Callings are testimony builders. I am a homemaker, my children are grown with children of their own. My husband and I hope to live long enough to see some of the grandchilren serve missions. I lost a daughter in 2004 to seizures. We miss her very much but are grateful knowing she is free from years of pain. We will see her again. My husband and I plan to serve a mission in a few years to help with the Lord's work. It will be hard to leave our children and grandchildren but we know there lives will be blessed too. In the meantime we are blessed with the joy that comes with close-knit family united with faith in Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in SLC, into an LDS family. I was baptized at eight like most of my friends. I was fortunate to be able to visit Temple Square whenever I wanted, to listen to the Tabernacle Choir, and sit in the audience at general conference and hear the words of the prophet. I came from a long line of pioneer stock on both sides of my family. Being raised in the church didn't give me a free ticket. I couldn't live off the testimonies or good works of my parents or my ancestors. I had to develop my own testimony and perform my own good works and to know that Joseph Smith was the prophet of this dispensation and that the Savior had a plan for me too. This is a gospel based on the teaching of line of upon line and precept upon precept. Through scripture study, meaningful prayer, keeping covenents and serving others the Savior will help me become the best I can in this life. I can't take my earthly posssesions with me but what I can take, which is even better is my knowledge and my testimony. I can take with me a willing heart to be like Him. I can say that I know Joseph Smith was the prophet of this dispensation and through him the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. This is gospel that teaches that we can be like Him, that we can return to Him, that we be be together as families sealed for all time, and that this is also a gospel of doing, of serving, of giving of our time and efforts. It is a way of life. Satan is out there trying to destroy us as familes and individuals as the world proclaims" what's right is wrong and what's wrong is right". I am blessed to know of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, with a living prophet and personal revelation to help me " live in the world" but "not of the world" and to know I can return to Him again. not of the world". I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

I find that living my faith is a "daily" thing. It isn't a "pick and choose" of what principles I will follow. I know the Lords wants us to follow all of them. They are for our betterment. It helps me to do this when I have received callings that give me opportunity to serve. Whether it has been working with the children, or the youth, or the adult sisters, it has always been a strength to me. I have been given, over the years, visiting teaching routes to come into the homes of sisters who needed extra support. I have received the same from those who have come to my home. Living my faith requries me to make an effort to always be moving forward on the path to return to my Heavenly Father. Living my faith expects me to serve others, even when it isn't "convenient". Living my faith requries me to live a life of charity as is described in 1Cor. 13:1-13 (also Moroni 7:45-48 Book of Mormon). LIving my faith requires that I stand for something, and live accordingly.