In Love

He sat at the end of the bed with tears streaming down his face, “I miss our girls.”

“Me too.”

I was in charge of greeting everyone that came to the medical clinic. I stood, in the hot sun, most of the day connecting with the people of Kijabe and loved every minute of it. They were all so kind and thankful for what our team and the local doctors and volunteers were doing for their community.

It was a very humbling experience to sit and talk with people about what their basic needs – they included many things I took for granted daily.

Tom was in the prayer tent, each person who attended the clinic went to this space to have someone pray for their specific needs. We planned on taking these prayers home with us and would continue to pray for the beautiful people of Kijabe – sometimes that is all one can do.

He had just come out of the tent, was standing about 20 ft away talking with another team member and a local woman.

My heart started to race as our eyes connected.

I smiled and realized that the racing of my heart was due to the fact that I was madly in love with my husband. I was so proud of him and could outwardly see his love for the Lord. He is such a gentle soul and has so much to give to so many. He is a wonderful father and loving husband and I am so blessed and grateful to be walking this journey of life with him.

My heart is still racing!

Tom in Kijabe

We walked into the kitchen and pulled out some Kenya coffee beans. “I’m so glad you pushed us to go on an adventure for God instead of going to Fiji,” I said with a smile. “I love you more today than I ever have and I’m so glad that we are in this life together with God to guide us.”

“Me too,” he responded with a heartwarming smile.

We went on this adventure to serve God in hopes that he would draw us closer to Him which would in turn draw us closer together. He is so faithful and has done exactly that in our lives.

I am so in love and I know my girls are smiling in Heaven!!!



Thank you all so much for your prayers and encouragement over the past two weeks. God has done amazing things in our lives and I can’t wait to share.

15 thoughts on “In Love

  1. I loved reading this post with such raw and real emotion. You both are truly amazing and so blessed to have each other. Everytime I read your blog, I see and witness the power of Jesus.


  2. I could barely get through your post. Tears streaming. He is so good and faithful. Thank you so much for sharing this. Everyone of my prayers for you guys this week was answered. Love you both.


  3. Susan,
    What a beautiful love story you and Tom are creating. Thank you for sharing these words from your heart.


  4. If you do have a chance to share your experience in Africa with those of us back home, I hope you will post the time and place so all of us who follow your blog, with love and prayers for your family, will be able to attend. YOU are a blessing to so many!!


  5. I read this just after I had held my husband, hugging him tight, and thanking him for helping me learn so much about life and love and our human existence on earth. 35 years of good and not-so-good times have shaped us into who we are now. I pray that you two have a long long time together, getting closer to God and to each other. Love is the answer.


  6. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece if your love story! I’m so happy for your time in Africa together and I can’t wait to hear more stories ❤


  7. Crying again. I should know better than to read your posts when I am also putting makeup on.  I usually try to plan for tears.

    Thank you for all the love you share and for giving so many of us the opportunity to share through Love Rocks.

    You both are a special blessing. Namaste

    Billie Shults


  8. So glad your bond is stronger than ever. You two are beautiful souls and you belong together. Love and hugs to you both.


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