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Hi I'm Susan

I teach elementary students with reading challenges. I enjoy traveling and have visited many countries. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Before marrying my husband of 41 years, I was an airline stewardess. He was a military dentist and we were blest with the opportunity of traveling and living in many stateside and overseas places. I delighted in being a stay-at-home mother and wife. However, when our 5 children were grown, I returned to college and graduated at age 50 with a teaching degree. I later attended graduate school and acheived certification as an Academic Language Therapist. I currently teach dyslexic students in a public elementary school.

Why I am a Mormon

How I came into the church and why I'm a Mormon require two different comments. 56 years ago my mother joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was 6 years old. She was a "seeker" who had studied and attended different religions, always looking for answers and truth. She felt there was some truth in all religions but there were still unanswered questions. When she became acquainted with a Mormon, she started studying the LDS church and she, like I, found it answered all her questions and gave her an understanding of where she came from, why she was here and where she was going. Her search was over. I joined the church at the age of 8, mostly because I loved and trusted my mother. But as I have studied the Gospel and listened to the feelings that come as a Still Small Voice, I've had my own assurance that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has answers to my own questions of who I am and where I'm going. Why am I a Mormon? Because the church brings joy. I love my family, neighbors, and my Savior more completely because of the teachings of LDS church.

How I live my faith

Living the 10 Commandments is a start. Besides trying to be obedient, service over the years has encompassed many opportunites to develop new skills and talents. I was a Seminary teacher for Freshmen and Sophomore students for 8 years running. We studied the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon and Church History. I have also served as president of the children's, young women's and adult women's organizations. In the past I've served as a choir director, a ward chorister and taught songs to children that helped to build their love for the Savior and their families. Currently I work in the Family History Center where I do genealogy research and I have the priviledge of working, with my husband, in the San Antonio Texas Temple. Having several boys, I was involved as a den leader in scouts, on multiple scout committees, and supported our 4 sons on their Eagle Projects, which included constructing a Pre-K playground and a baseball diamond for our community. Trying to serve my children, grandchildren and husband--supporting them in their efforts to be "good" people, having faith in the Savior and Heavenly Father's Plan for us to be happy--remains my ultimate way of being a strong member of the church. Obedience and service have defined who I am. Who am I? I am a Mormon. And, I am happy!