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Hi I'm Sue

I'm a Mormon. I'm the mother of five and grandmother of 18. I worked in schools for 34 years and retired 7 years ago.

About Me

I love retirement it means I can spend more time with my family and friends. I was divorced when the children were young so it was always necessary to work. Retirement means I can do things that there just wasn't time to do while working. I travel a lot (to see all the grandkids and make sure I know each one of them). I try to volunteer in my community and church. I volunteer and work with students at the elementary school close to my home. I am a Family History Consultant in our ward and help staff the Family History Center. I love to read books on history, mystery and adventure. I try to make sure my reading everyday includes the scriptures because it calms my heart and soul as I learn more about the Savior. I am definitely a people person. As my family has grown and started families of their own I make sure and love spending time with my friends every day. That way I don't feel like an empty nester and the house doesn't get too quiet. I like to stay up to date with technology. iPods, iPads and computers of all sorts travel and spend the days with me. It is fun to have the grandkids proud of their Grandma who texts them right back. It keeps me on my toes and my brain active.

Why I am a Mormon

My first priority has always been to be a good mother and make sure my children learned the skills and confidence to feel sure of theirselves. I choose to have our second family be our friends and acquaintances at church. What wonderful examples the people in our ward were to my children. The more time I spent serving at church the more time my children had to observe and choose to be like the good people they were around. I often think my testimony was of the social interaction at first but then as I studied, served and prayed with such good Mormons, I felt my testimony of the Savior grow stronger and stronger. I am so thankful to be a Mormon and to know that Christ is my older brother.

How I live my faith

The older I get the more I know the importance of serving. When I was younger I loved working with the younger children and teenagers at church. As I taught them, I actually grew from feeling their enthusiasm and faith. Now it seems my callings are usually with the older brothers and sisters. I am still learning because as I work around them I realize that life will continue to be just as good as we are willing to make it. At first I just did the geneology/family history because I had been asked to....now I actually feel the enthusiasm of joining our generations together and feel like I am reading a good history book as I work on family history. As I live by faith, I feel the joy and growth that living by my faith brings.

What is faith?

Sue
Faith is knowing that when I do my best and show belief in the Savior by following His principles, things will turn out okay in the long run and my testimony and faith will grow stronger. Show more Show less