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Hi I'm Susan

I grew up in Utah. I served a LDS mission in Puerto Rico. I'm the mother of 5 children. I'm divorced and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the eldest of 5 children and grew up in Utah and Idaho. I was surrounded by cousins and uncles and aunts. We all worked on Grandpa's farm in the summer months and I believe this is where I learned my work ethic. We didn't quit when we were tired, we quit when the work was done. I believe this work ethic has helped me throughout my life. I love sports of all kinds with softball being my favorite sport to play. I love music, reading, hiking, and working in the yard. Mostly, you'll find me spending time with family. I graduated from nursing school and later served in the Puerto Rico, San Juan mission. I love and appreciate the beautiful people and island of Puerto Rico. After my mission I was married and had 5 children (all boys). I continued working as a nurse while raising my children. After 12 years of marriage my husband and I divorced. I am so thankful I had an education and work experience so that I could continue providing for my children. Recently, one of my sons was involved in an auto accident that took his life. Needless to say, this was the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life. It is my faith and the exercising of that faith that has sustained me. My children amaze me as they work through their grief and we are closer than we've ever been.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth generation Mormon. Although I was "born in the church", it wasn't until I was 15 years of age that I truly had my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. It was during my first year in Seminary in the 9th grade that I was personally converted to the gospel. Hearing the gospel from my Seminary teacher and his conviction that it was true, had a great impact in my life. He didn't teach me anything my parents hadn't taught me but I guess because it came from a different source, my heart was softened. My testimony that God lives and that Jesus Christ is my savior has carried me through trials and hardships and has expanded my joys as well. When I said earlier that my faith has sustained me through the tragic loss of my son, it is because I know that I will see him again. I know he is with the Lord and I know he is happy.

How I live my faith

I look for opportunities to serve those around me whether they are members of the church or not. Currently, I teach the 17-18 year old Sunday School class. I love interacting with them and learning from them. I have hope in our future and their leadership abilities. I am a visiting teacher which means I am assigned to visit other women in my congregation at least every month and take a message of faith to them and find ways to serve them. I attend church on Sundays, read my scriptures, and try and use Sunday as a day of worship and reflection.