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Hi I'm Suzanne

I ride horses. I do yoga. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating in Occupational Therapy, I met and married my sweetheart and proceeded to earn my PHtD---Putting Hubby Through Doctorate. We now reside on a small hobby farm on 10 acres of desert, raising children more than livestock. I am living the life I have always dreamed of. I run a few miles in the morning and keep running after our six children the rest of the day. I enjoy the challenge of keeping green plants living amidst wind and blazing sun. I use my professional training every day as I teach my children to fix meals, run a house, garden, ride a horse, communicate with their Heavenly Father, and work toward their own physical and spiritual independence.

Why I am a Mormon

In a world filled with strife and confusion, I have found great peace and perspective in the gospel of Jesus Christ. My actions have purpose. My mistakes have forgiveness. Life is sweet and gratitude abounds because I can understand who I am, why I am here, and what this life is REALLY all about. I understand the role of Jesus Christ and how it applies to me. I can communicate with God as the Father of my spirit, and I know He hears and answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by organizing a mothers' group so we can take turns volunteering in elementary schools. I sing hymns in the ward choir. I teach small children the joy of choosing the right. I teach 12-14 year-old girls basic principles of the gospel such as where we lived before we were born, why we are here on the earth, and where our spirits go when our bodies die. Throughout each month I have text, phone, email, and face-to-face contact with women ten to twenty years older than me. We discuss our challenges, we share messages from the scriptures, and we just stop the crazy pace of life and think about someone else besides ourselves for a few minutes. Every month my husband and I attend the temple. Therein we do work for those who have gone before us and feel the love of God around us. I always walk away from the temple refreshed and ready to do my best as a wife, mother, friend, daughter, and sister.