Sunday, September 16, 2012

Suzanne's Birthday

Christian here:

It is not too often that I get a chance to highjack the family blog, but today is a special occasion.  It is Suzanne's Birthday.  I just wanted to share with everyone some reasons why I fell in love with this woman and remain smitten to this day.

Suzanne is the most caring individual that I know.  She loves her family, friends, and neighbors.  She is constantly serving those around her. She is an example to me of how to have charity for those around me.  She gives of her time, talents, and energy to bless the lives of others.  Whether it is serving in a church calling, babysitting for friends, making meals for those in need, talking on the phone in order to console or uplift others, or her late night conversations with me about how to help others, she demonstrates genuine love for her fellow brothers and sisters.  She has taught me the relationship between time and love by giving of her time to bless those around her.

Her days generally consists of serving Benton, Kate, and me.  We are so lucky to have her as our wife/mother.  Benton and Kate adore Suzanne.  She is a wonderful mother who plans play dates with friends, field trips to the museums or library, science experiments, and alone time with the kiddos.  I couldn't ask for a better mother for my children.  To her kids and me, she is a superhero.

She is so fun to be with.  She loves to go on hikes, go to movies, go to sewing class, run (by the way, good job on the 10k), go to book club (even though I don't think they read any books), and spending time with her friends and family.  She has a fun-loving personality that constantly boosts my spirits.  She fully engages in any activity with which she is involved.  She wants every gathering to be a success regardless of whether or not she was the one who organized it.

Suzanne, I love you and honor you today (and always) for all that you do for me and others.  I hope you have a wonderful birthday.


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