Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Heart for Susan

It is with great sadness that I post this heart for my friend Susan.
I met her 5 years ago when I first joined Gleaners, and she helped me feel comfortable and fit in. Her generosity overwhelmed me, her genuineness humbled me.

When I first met Susan, I didn't know she had fought cancer.
I didn't know her husband had survived a heart attack.
Susan was an aspiring writer at that time, and went on to publish two very successful books.
(You can read about them HERE). She loved my first name, and vowed that she was going to use it in a future book ...

When she moved away, we kept in touch via e-mail, and occasionally she would send a prayer request - always for someone else, never for herself.

She was planning on moving back to our area ...
She wanted to get together ... do lunch ... get caught up.

She sent me an e-mail January 12th at 11 a.m.
I'm not sure when she had the heart attack, but she passed away at 1:30 that same afternoon.

I know she is in a better place - she knew where she was going.
But she will be missed here.
So much.

Goodbye, Sou-Tuz, I will miss you.


Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Sissy...I'm so sorry. ((hugs)) I am SO sorry. How awful. No wonder I've been thinking about you so much today. I love you, Sissyboo.

Terra said...

That is heart breaking, to lose a friend who was so good to you and she sounds like a great spirit. Tis true, she is in a better place.

Tina´s PicStory said...

i´m very sorry for you. xoxo (((((((((clytie)))))))))

siga said...

I am sorry... I hope your friend knows she was loved and treasured. You have strong big heart writing about it... Hugs

Patty said...

I am so sorry to hear that news. A friend of mine passed her five year mark and ended up dying of an aneurysm this past month. We just never know.

Karen said...

I am so sorry for your loss Clytie.

Dani said...

Im so sorry to heart this.Hugs, dear Clytie