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Hi I'm Sue

I grew up in Denver Colorado, but have loved living in Southern California the past four decades. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family is what is important to me. I grew up in a great family, amazing mom and dad and siblings. They loved me and shaped me. I met my husband on a blind date. He said it was going to be the last time someone lined him up, so I am glad he tried it one last time. We are the parents of six amazing children. Even though my college degree didn't put me around a board-room table in a corporation, it did put me around the dinner table every day where I was able to nurture, teach and help my children. In the empty-next stage of life I can say that it was worth every second of effort and sacrifice that I put in at that time, especially as I watch my children and their spouses teach their children, our fourteen grandchildren, thus creating a multi-generational family of faith. I am a lover and a collector of aprons and when I put one on I feel like Superwoman. I love to cook in an apron, clean in an apron and garden in an apron and it seems so natural to have one on that I have to be careful when I leave the house that I am not wearing one. I love all home arts and try to touch a needle of some kind every day. My husband and I have restored two historical homes in the older community we live in. They are beautiful places where we have many wonderful memories raising our children. Our home is nestled in the foothills of a large metropolis. We love being close to the mountains to hike, but have to endure a few wild animals strolling through our back yard.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were members of the church and had been for many generations. It has been my opportunity and responsibility to learn for myself that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored upon the earth in these latter-days. I have learned that Joseph Smith was a prophet. That through revelation he was able to translate the Book of Mormon, a book that has transformed my life and helps me every day. I am thankful that we have Prophets, Seers and Revelators who can see afar off and guide and assist us in these turbulent times. I am thankful for the restoration of the Priesthood that has given me the opportunity to make covenants through ordinances that not only help me on a day-to-day basis to be happy and have direction, but to have the possibility of returning to live with my Heavenly Father, the author of the Great Plan of Happiness. I have been thankful for the gospel as I have raised my children. It has give me the framework to raise children with faith and hope.

How I live my faith

I live in a relatively small town , 37,000 people, nestled in the foothills of a large city. We have all the benefits of a small town, but the opportunities of living in a city that always has something going on. I love our small town and have had many opportunities to serve the community in the schools, PTA, Historic Preservation Commission, Make a Difference Day, Just Serve and community committees. Our children have been involved in a Children's Theater Group and our family has helped with sewing costumes, building sets and being back-stage support. We have such amazing neighbors. They give us great joy and friendship. I love our church community where I serve. I have been an early-morning seminary teacher for the past 21 years. This is a class that is held every school-day morning for high school students. I have had hundreds of students and have loved being with them every morning. Our subject is the scriptures, something I love to read and study. They are delicious to me. There are so many ways we can apply the scriptures to our lives. They are particularly helpful to our wonderful youth. Serving is a natural out-growth of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. I love the opportunity to be with others and assist them.