Happy 79th Birthday, Mom!

Dear Mom, I cannot believe you would be 79 years old today. Mostly I can’t believe it because it still sounds pretty young and yet you’ve been away from us, in heaven, for almost fifteen years (how can that be?). I have been looking through pictures of you and thanking God for your life. I…

Go, Susianna!

My Aunt Elaine (my mom’s sister) sent me a scan of my great grandma’s obituary today. Her name was Susianna Rose Kirchner. Totally intriguing for several reasons: Susianna seems like a (cooler) version of my name (Susan). If you’d like to call me Susianna, I’d be down with that. 🙂 Her middle name is the…

Thanks, Mom.

Dear Mom, I miss you! Here are some things I’m grateful for about you: The way you sang to us all the time when we were little–usually Show Tunes, although I didn’t know that, then. Soundtrack of my childhood. All the beautiful clothes you sewed for me when I was a little girl. Today I’m…

Sunday Night Dump

I love Mother’s Day at church. Lots of families that might not otherwise come to church come because they know the mom in the their life would love it. Moms are generally beaming.I would love to see them come next week, too. 🙂 Had tons of fun being Large Group leader at Kingdom Quest today….