Saturday, July 16, 2011

For Susan

I haven't blogged in a while...been so busy. But I have to take the time to remember Susan today.

I met Jackie on New Years eve when I was sixteen. From the instant we started talking, we never really seemed to stop. She is to this day one of my very best friends.

I met Susan not long after when I went to spend the night with Jackie. I loved her like a mom from the very start.She was so very full of love. She was always smiling, and always ready with a warm and gentle hug. I spent a lot of time at the Mauck's in my teenage years, and Susan was always there with us, listening to our silly conversations, always ready with her innate and infinite wisdom.

Susan was one of the few people who did not pass judgement when I became pregnant at the age of 17. Her opinion of me did not change, she loved me just the same. She even went out of her way to give me a small job that summer. She will never know the power her love has had in my life as I'm sure it is the same for so many of you.

Her faithfulness was an inspiration. I have truly never known anyone to radiate the love of Jesus Christ like Susan. She was so special and amazing, and I fail her with my words. There is no doubt in my mind that our Lord has welcomed her with open arms into His kingdom, and I can only patiently wait until I get to see her again.

Even though life changed, as it does, and I saw less of Susan as the years went on, I remained close to her. The last time I saw her was at the hospital when Susanna was born. She was so full of joy, and I got to hug her and spend a few minute with her. She was like a mother to me, and I am so very grateful that she took the time to leave her everlasting, and everloving impression in my life. Thank you Lord for allowing our paths to cross.

My heart is broken for her beautiful family, and for this whole wide world. We have lost a bright and beautiful soul and there is none that can take her place.

Susan, til we meet again, I love you :)

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