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Hi I'm Susan Langshaw

I'm a Sassy Southerner . I love helping children. I forget too much. I make the best apple crisp and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the single mother of 3 wonderful children. I have a Son and 2 Daughters. I also have 4 grandchildren who I love very much. I was born in Delaware but I was raised in Maryland by 2 mothers. I have my biological mother who had trouble with taking care of me and I was adopted when I was 13. I have an older sister and a younger brother. I relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the treatment of my cancer. I am a Ovarian Cancer Survivor and have been in remission for almost 20 months now. My youngest daughter lives with me and the rest of my family is in Maryland who I get to visit with about twice a year. I am going to school at the present moment to get my degree in Human Services. I long to work for the Child Protection Agency locally here in Indiana. I love working with and helping children in any way that I can. I love being a mom and Nay Nay (grandmother) also. Being a mother and grandmother is my most largest accomplishment next to being a survivor of cancer. I am also a foster mother and have fostered over 32 children in the 19 years I have been a foster parent. That is also rewarding. I love to read, take long walks. The fall time is my favorite time of year. I learned how to ride a bike this past summer and I love the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, my biological mother raised us Jehovah's Witness and then when I was adopted at 13 years old, my now mother raised me and my siblings in the Pentecostal faith. I left the church in 2009. It wasn't until April of 2011 that the Missionaries knocked on my door and offered me their message of the true Gospel. I was reluctant at first to hear their message because I was raised a certain way for so long that I really didn't think that I would believe what they had to say. One Missionary had asked me to step out on my faith to hear what they had to say...the rest is history. I was baptized on July 23, 2011. I received my first calling on August 14, 2011. I am a Mormon because I believe that this is the true Gospel. I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Every question that I had asked my Missionaries, was answered in such a manner that it was so easy to understand and their answers were backed up with scripture from The Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because I love the doctrine. It just makes sense from any other religion I had been in my past. I believe that The Book of Mormon is true, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Heavenly Father's true Church. I have changed so much, in so many great ways. I am still with plenty of flaws, but I feel my Heavenly Father's love for me in spite of those flaws. I can be me, I can feel comfortable being me, and I appreciate the fact that I am loved. Finally.

How I live my faith

My ward, I find, is the best group of people I have ever met. Never in my life have I ever met so many willing people to help in any fashion, and more so make sure that I understand everything there is to know and learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am amongst the best set of women in my classes that I attend, as well as the ladies that visit my home to make sure that I am doing alright and are extremely helpful. I am hoping by the changes that Heavenly Father has made in me, will allow me to set the right example for my children so that they will come to want to know the true Gospel. My youngest is being baptized on October 15, 2011. It's the changes that I have made that have allowed this to be taking place. Our Church is about helping others in our community and in all parts of the world. The service that this church provides and does for others is amazing.