|Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
On this day in 2008, my friend Susannah died, leaving behind a loving, devoted husband and four children and entering into eternal rest. Her oldest son had just earned his Eagle Rank, and so this year, Susannah and I have something in common.
I remember Susannah as an exceptional Catholic, and truly Christian woman. Her energy for sharing the Gospel and speaking the language of love truly inspired me at a time when my faith's pulse was fairly dim, though not extinguished. When I met Susannah, we were new to home schooling and fairly new to our town and parish community. Susannah, a few years into her home schooling adventure at that time (along with Renee), took special care to include me and drew me in to a circle of Catholic moms for prayer, fellowship, and a weekly daily Mass. Her zealous faith and tremendous mothering left an indelible mark on my soul and helped form me to be the Christian mother I am today.
May you rest in peace, dear Susannah!
Pray for us...