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Hi I'm Sue

I'm a teacher, wife, Mom and "Crazy" Grandma and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have five great kids (4 boys and a girl), eight wonderful grandsons and one granddaughter (do you see a pattern here? – lots of boys) and a terrific husband. I am an elementary music teacher, I teach over 500 kids every other day and have a 75 member choir. I enjoy gardening, going to the mountains, sewing and working on family history. I’m a soccer Mom and soccer Grandma just trying to keep up with my busy family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by wonderful loving and caring parents who say they are atheists. We had a large family and were always doing something creative or sports related. Our family never went to church except on Easter, we had to have someplace to wear our new Easter dresses. We were encouraged to develop our talents and discover our own path. I went to a variety of churches with my friends in High School and College. I was invited to find out more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was very much like a child being taught basic stories about Jesus and His simple doctrine. The missionaries were very patient with me. It took me several visits to begin processing the concepts taught. I enjoyed our visits and found myself getting teary eyed with each discussion. I perceived that my crying was a sign of weakness and asked the missionaries why I felt this way. They said “It seems like the Holy Ghost has a way of coming in through your heart and out through your eyes”. I didn’t realize that what I was feeling was the Holy Ghost and that He was helping me know that the concepts I was being taught were true. I joined the church with that simple knowledge that the church was true because the Holy Ghost had witnessed to me of its truthfulness. I began learning more, reading scriptures, going to church, saying prayers and little by little my testimony of this church grew. I don’t know how I could raise my family without the church and the programs it has for children and youth. My sons all had opportunities to be missionaries and teach people like me. Their missions changed their lives and helped them to be better people, less selfish and more willing to serve. My daughter is so dedicated and a great inspiration to our family.

How I live my faith

I first take a look on how I need to grow spiritually. I’m no scriptorian, but I do enjoy reading the scriptures. The Old Testament prophets, such as, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and more have so much insight for our day. I love the Book of Mormon; its principles are so pure and rich in the things of God. I love attending the temple and reading inspiring messages from the leaders of our church. Second, I look for ways to serve others. I have had many opportunities to have leadership, teaching and training experiences. The women in the church are just as busy and serve in just as important callings as the men in the church. Many times I have had to learn new skills that someone else would be better suited to do. These callings help me grow and try new things that I wouldn't have tried before, such as, learning to play the organ. I look for ways to teach my grandchildren gospel lessons. I've learned that I don't have to be perfect in my church jobs. I just need to be willing to try and God makes up the difference.