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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a mother of 7, a grandmother of 2, an engineer and a cyclist. I love music and I play the piano and flute. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married 29 years and we have 7 wonderful children and 2 precious grandbabies. We still have 2 children at home. We live in Colorado and we love it here. I graduated from college with a computer engineering degree and went to work for a very good company. I had the start of a good career, however I gave birth to my first child shortly after starting work. For the next couple of years I worked part-time and had a second maternity leave, then I decided that staying home with my children was what I wanted to do. I am so glad that I made that choice. We now have a wonderful large family because of that choice. I love music, especially classical music. I play the piano and the flute. I continually take private lessons to keep it up and get better. It is a fun hobby. I have taught my children to be musicians. Two of my daughters play concert piano music, and one of my daughters is an opera singer who nearly has her Bachelor's of music. My children play the trumpet, violin, guitar, piano, trombone, saxophone and sing. It is often rather noisy around my house, but I love it. I am also a piano teacher, and I am teaching several other children to play the piano. I also enjoy the outdoors. I love hiking and biking and camping and sightseeing. I usually ride my bicycle daily for exercise. I also love dogs. We always have a canine companion around our house.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of pioneer stock, which means that my family joined this church in the very early days of the church, in the mid 1800's. I am very proud of my ancestors for accepting the gospel and moving from their comfortable homes in England or Denmark or wherever they lived. They suffered much for the testimony that they had that the church was true. They crossed an ocean on a boat and then had to cross a continent on trains and wagons to go to Salt Lake City. But they did that because of the testimony they had, and since they did that I was able to be born into the Gospel. However simply being born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not make anybody a Mormon. We all have to receive a testimony of our own that this is the right thing to do. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. My parents took me to church my whole life, since I was a brand new baby. I participated in everything the church has for children and youth. I loved it. I was taught in my home about the scriptures and prayer and Heavenly Father and his plan of happiness. I prayed on my own and studied on my own and I came to the conclusion that this church is true and it is for me and my life. I love this church because it answers very important questions about our existence. It explains who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. It also emphasizes the importance of the family, and to me that is really important. It teaches us that families are forever, and I don't know how I could handle losing a beloved family member if I didn't know that to be true. The Gospel makes sense, it makes me happy, and I know it is true---So I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently teaching an online seminary class for high-schoolers in our church.This assignment takes a lot of computer skills as well as Gospel teaching. It is really fun to work with youth, I love teen-agers! I have also been a teacher in the children's Sunday class from time to time. I often use my musical abilities to help out in church. I have accompanied the church choirs, the children's class, the main sacrament meeting, or anything else that is needed. Sometimes I will play a special musical number in our Sacrament meeting to help bring the spirit to our meetings. But mostly I live my faith in my everyday life with my family. I have tried to raise my children in the Gospel. I have taught them about Heavenly Father and Jesus and their plan for us. I have spent much time taking them to church, reading scriptures at home, having family prayer at home, having family dinners together, having family home evening each week. I have helped prepare my kids to serve missions. It is a really hard thing to do, to let your children go to foreign countries for 2 years and only correspond with them through weekly email, but I have a testimony of this Church and faith that the Lord will look out for them and bless them for their efforts. So far 2 sons have served missions, and 1 daughter is currently serving a mission. I will soon have another missionary son, and most likely another missionary daughter; all 3 at once!