Suzanne’s girls

  • Jan 11, 2012
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I’ll confess, Shelah and I often talk about Suzanne the moment we part ways on our morning run; she heads south, we lope east and we gossip, “Suzanne is the nicest, sweetest person I know.”

“But she’s also completely down to earth. And she never judges me.”

“You should have read the thank you note she sent me. I think I’ll frame it and put it in my front hallway.”

You get the idea; we’re terrible muckrakers.

Suzannie, much like today’s writer on Segullah, thinks she’s just ordinary. I’ve never agreed with that assessment, but after spending an afternoon with her beautiful, delightful, spunky little girls, I am in awe of Suzanne’s natural, patient, conscientious mothering.

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Meet Kate, age 10, constantly looking after the little ones; helpful, gracious and unerringly polite.

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Ellie, age 8, sweet and shy; a dancer and a violist.

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Claire is the wild one!

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and Sarah Jane is the baby.

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We caught a few of Ellie in her baptism dress,

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the sisters together,

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and of Claire, just being Claire.

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Suzanne, you are extraordinary. Your little girls will change the world, one smile at a time.

p.s. I did give Suzanne her disk months ago- I’m not that slow!- but it does take me about this long to create a blog post. Still working on our honey harvesting post from September…
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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jessica

    January 11, 2012

    The photo of Claire lying down with the apples is absolutely incredible. It’s breath taking! Great job!

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    Linn

    January 11, 2012

    Photos that represent mothers (whether visually seen or not) touch me like no other.

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    Kate

    January 12, 2012

    I feel the same way about Suzanne!! What a small world:) and you are so talented…xoxo

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    Melissa

    January 13, 2012

    These girls are all beautiful, but Michelle! The photo of Claire in the grass is stunning! Gorgeous photos.

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