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Hi I'm Susie.

Most of my life has been spent in school...one way or another. I'm a retired teacher, and love to dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LIKE change and adventure. "Home" has been Arizona, California, Baja, Washington, Laos, and will soon be the Czech Republic (for an 18 month mission.) Seems the people have been more important than the place, but each place has also been special in some way. My two children and four grandchildren give me reasons to smile or to worry...they live too far away for me to be the grandma I would like to be, but I am SO glad I have them to love! I don't really consider myself a runner anymore, but thoroughly enjoy a daily walk/jog. I dabble in yoga and zumba, biking and hiking, and love to dance. Playing the piano is a form of relaxation, as long as no one is listening! I am a lifelong friend of cats. I taught school for 38+ years, working mostly with younger children, but also with university students and adults. It gives me a thrill to see "my" kids as great parents and community contributors.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and grandparents belonged to the LDS church and their lives were terrific examples of Christlike love, compassion and commitment. I was not active in my faith for several years; however, I missed the spiritual insights and comfort, and have come full circle into active participation in my religion. I KNOW God is my Father, that He loves and knows me, and that this life is an important part of a plan whereby each of us is encouraged to GROW and BECOME the best we can be...to reach the potential within ourself. My religion is the vehicle that provides guidance and support for me to do this. I'm grateful for being taught the Atonement of Jesus Christ and knowing how to use it in my life; I'm grateful for a living prophet; I'm grateful for ordinances that allow families to be forever.

How I live my faith

I attend church on Sundays and try to study the scriptures and topics we'll be discussing in Sunday School or other classes. When asked, I teach classes, give talks, and participate in activities available during the week (learning to cook, sew, garden, etc) . I've worked with cub scouts, women's organization, played piano and sing in the choir. In my community, I am a historical society member, hospital auxiliary volunteer, and do annual organizing with our county fair and with the Leukemia Society. I try to live my faith in my relationships with friends, family, myself, and Jesus Christ.