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Hi I'm Susan

I am a wife and a mother. I have three adult children; two of whom still live at home. I am a convert. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I wasn't looking for the Church, but I found it anyway. I was one of the best days of my life. I felt as though I had come home when I walked through the chapel doors. I joined the church when I was 27. I went to college when I was 30 because I didn't want to be single, 40 and still working at an job that went no where. I was majoring in elememtary education. I recieved an Associates Degree ( a two year college degree) right before I met my husband. We married and I had three children. My youngest has Asperger Syndrome. Getting a diagnosis was the hardest part of Asperger's. She has worked hard and learned so much about social behavior. She is in college now. My two other children are wonderful, hard working people. One is going on a Mission soon and the other is newly married in the Temple. Life hasn't always been easy for us, but we are working on life eternal, which is worth the struggles of the day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not always a member. I can't say I always believed in God. I felt that if there was a God he had forsaken me as a child and so rather that think he deserted me, I chose to think he wasn't there. I had gone to church as a child, but had stopped going when my paernts went through a nasty divorce. I went to a few other churches, but it was easiest not to believe. When I was 27, I met a man who had been a member of the Church. He said he wanted to go back. He said I didn't have to change, but he was going to. After a few weeks of having him say he was going to go to church, and not going. I told him I would take him, because if God was going to throw a lightening bolt He would aim it at me. Walking into church was like coming home. I felt the peace immediately. I went to Gospel Essentials and the man teaching the class grabbed my hand and said, "I am so glad to see you again." I knew he was crazy then, but he taught me the plan of salvation. I knew it was true. It was the answer to all the questions I had asked the minister when I was young and hadn't liked his answers. I went home and decided I had to change my ways. I gave up drinking, smoking, and coffee that night. I was sick for about ten days. I had to get new clothes that were modest. My friends started to avoid me and my fellow workers took bets on how long it would last. I don't think any one of them said over a year. I was baptized about two months later. My family and my roommate were not happy, but I knew the Church was true. I read the Book of Mormon and was blessed with a strong testimony. I have never been sorry for the decision I made to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good person. I love the people around me. I serve in the Church women's organization. I try to be a good example to my children and teach them to serve others.