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.
Meet Kate, age 10, constantly looking after the little ones; helpful, gracious and unerringly polite.
Ellie, age 8, sweet and shy; a dancer and a violist.
Claire is the wild one!
and Sarah Jane is the baby.
We caught a few of Ellie in her baptism dress,
the sisters together,
and of Claire, just being Claire.
Suzanne, you are extraordinary. Your little girls will change the world, one smile at a time.