A Little Scary

I will be honest and say that it’s a little scary to open up this space. It’s so much more intentional than Facebook. I’m not sure what will happen here or what I will or won’t write and share. I do know that sharing my girls feels right. So here I am opening up my heart and sharing memories, pictures, videos and whatever feels right. This space is a work in progress and I am finding it to be very therapeutic to play with Word Press…trying to get everything just right. I definitely want to thank my dear friend Kristin for creating this space for me and sitting with me on the phone chatting about all the possibilities. I have the most amazing friends…just saying. I should also say that I’m not a writer and sometimes, especially lately, my writing doesn’t make sense. Please overlook this as my brain is very full these days and even though I read and reread what I’ve written I still overlook grammatical errors.

These pictures were taken on Mother’s Day 2 years ago. Anna, Tom and I went to the coast for the afternoon. We love the coast but definitely don’t get there as much as we should. These pictures are very special because they are very candid and show a moment of time for Anna and I. Thankful that Tom keep taking photos while Anna was being silly behind me. After a windy day at the beach Anna curled up in my lap and I read her a book. My favorite of all the photos that day. I can still feel her curled up on my lap sometimes.

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6 thoughts on “A Little Scary

  1. What a beautiful space – thank you so much for sharing with me – I am honored to be here and so blessed by your words, your memories, your photos – your heart. Truly, I have been so aware these last weeks, of the power of God working in those around me. Susan, you and Tom show us the way – as much as you feel lifted, I feel lifted by you both – your sharing – your love of your girls! Thank you! Love, hugs and prayers!


  2. Oh Susan, this is such a beautiful space your friend has created. I love this set of photos of you and Anna at the coast. What a treasure of a memory! You guys are inspiring me to live better and more deeply (starting with going to the coast more!)


  3. It’s ironic to me that your career is a teacher. Though I’m not sure you signed up to be *this* kind of teacher. Comments posted on your FB page show a familiar theme – “you are so inspiring”, “you’ve taught me to….”, “your strength is humbling”…. they go on and on. Every time I see something in reference to what I/we have learned, I find it painful to swallow. Inside I have a battle between the appreciation for my own ability to love and live which I’ve recently discovered, and a deep anger at the cause that has brought me to this enlightenment. It literally pains me to write these words. Susan – you, Tom, Abigail and Anna have shown me a new path. Your stories from yesterday beautifully weaved with your thoughts from today will provide a more loving and fully lived tomorrow. Without knowing it, you are teaching everyone around you how to have their own love-drenched life. Again, I’m brought to words that I hate having to say, as it gives acknowledgement to the reason we are here, I’m forever grateful to you and your family. With all of my love, Tori xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


  4. I get to be first and to say how much I love my wife and my family. God has blessed us most abundantly. I love you Susan


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