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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a mother of four grown children who have blessed me with 20 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

i grew up in Utah the oldest of a family of five children and luckily had two loving parents in our home. After a happy childhood, I graduated from college with a degree in English. I taught high school English while my husband attended law school. I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom for our four children while they were growing up, but when our youngest child entered 7th grade, I began studying for a law degree, which I received when I was 50 years old. I enjoy reading, home decorating, and traveling. My husband and I have traveled extensively in the United States and around the world, both with our children and as a couple.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents were members, all of my grandparents were members, but their parents converted to the Church through missionary efforts either in Europe or in the eastern U.S. I have always felt a sense of comfort, protection and direction because of the religious beliefs that have been a part of me since birth. As I grew older and began to ask questions about God and what happens to us after this life, the beliefs instilled by my parents and Sunday School teachers stuck me because they felt right. I have had to make that "leap of faith" that is talked about because there is no scientific, empirical evidence of my religious beliefs, but the comfort, hope and warm feeling I get from the way I believe is evidence in its own right. Even stronger evidence is the joyful way of life that comes through living the principles of our church. Our people are happy, productive, kind and, in my observation, more able to withstand the trials of life than those who do not have this strong fait.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a way of life. I do not live my religion just on Sundays. Because we have no paid clergy, members of the church are called upon, either formally or informally to serve in capacities of teaching and leadership throughout our lives. I have always been what is dubbed an "active" member of our church. This means that I have taught Sunday and weekday lessons, served as president and a counselor in the women's and young women's organizations, brought casseroles and cookies to various events, taken dinners to those in need, cleaned yards, painted houses, and cleaned our chapel. I try to read the Book of Mormon and the Bible regularly, and this gives me inspiration that I need to carry out my daily life. I say regular kneeling prayers and offer many silent prayers during the course of the day when I need special help. I try to be considerate of the needs of others and serve them when I can.