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Hi I'm Sue

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a nursing student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 7 children. I had 3 children with my first husband, and 7 years after he died, I married again. For some reason I always wanted to have 7 children. My new husband had 2, and we had 2 more together, so my dream came true. We have 23 grandchildren now, and still have 2 unmarried children. I have just now achieved my lifelong goal of attending nursing school. I love being out in nature, hiking, camping, enjoying the sound of a stream going by, and sitting by a campfire by night. I love being married and if we could, we would spend every moment together. Beautiful music can make me cry, and my children have become my best friends. I like to learn new things, and when I have time (which is not frequent during school!), I enjoy learning to make wire wrap jewelry. Even though I'm going into the medical field, I'm a believer in natural healing and like to turn to good food and herbs instead of medicine whenever I can. LIfe is interesting, and life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

My first husband and I were both Christians, but we both felt that the questions we had about things of an eternal nature weren't answered satisfactorily in our current religions. Before we were married, we decided to try to find a church that we could both believe in and raise our future family in. A friend of my husband's introduced him to the Mormon Church and he was converted. We lived in different cities and I remember when he called me and told me that he had found something very special and that he wanted me to have it, too. He began telling me about Joseph Smith and his teachings, but I just became confused. He sent me two pamphlets and told me to pray and ask God if what was written in them was true. I was skeptical, but I agreed to try. As I began reading the first pamphlet I became even more confused and set it aside feeling a little discouraged. The second one was called Joseph Smith's Testimony. Again, I was feeling pretty skeptical, but his story was an interesting one, so I kept reading. I can't really tell you what happened, but as I read about Joseph Smith's experience, my heart began to burn inside me as tears rolled down my cheeks. I knew I had found not just a church, but had found the truth. I have lived this religion for over forty years now, and becoming a Mormon has brought me closer to God than I ever thought possible. It has given me guidance and direction in living my life and in helping me to have a good marriage and in raising my children. Have I ever been tempted to leave it? I feel like Peter when Jesus asked his disciples if they were going to leave Him, and he answered, "Lord, where would we go?" Where would I go, and why would I go, when I know that this is His Church? It always confused me to hear different interpretations of the Bible in different religions. I just wanted to know the truth. I'm so grateful to have found it.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have worked in various capacities in the Church. I have taught little children, young women, and even adults in our women's organization. Right now I serve in Primary, which is like Sunday school for children, age 18 months until they turn 12. I love the energy and innocence of the children. They are so pure and beautiful. One thing we are taught in the Church is to keep the Sabbath Day holy. This has been a great blessing in my life. One day a week, I not only go to church, but am able set aside the cares of the world. On Sunday I don't work, shop, mow the lawn, study, pay bills, or anything else that doesn't bring me closer to my Heavenly Father. It's also a day of well deserved rest after a week of hard work. On Sunday I can spend time with family or friends, and even take a Sunday nap!