So a few days ago Ben threw Susie a surprise 'Celebrate Susie' party marking the end of a year and a half fight with a pretty nasty beast. Although the war isn't completely over, this battle round is and it was a blessing to be a part of celebrating Susie that night. We just love them to pieces.
If you have not been following on their website, they recently announced they are pretty sure they will be committing the next two years of their lives serving the Lord in Brazil! Now before you start freaking out and saying, "REALLY? In her condition?" which is what I have heard from a few people who have been praying for them and asked what the update was, you really should let them explain in their own words. I sure do love their faithfulness to use the time they have been given by God to serve Him with all that they have emotionally and physcially. It's pretty inspiring if you ask me. And the coolest thing- this is just Ben and Susie. They aren't any different than they have ever been. They simply love Jesus.
So now that you have been updated there... what I really wanted to share was her mom's response to the idea of them moving to a foreign country. Her mom is pretty eloquent with her words. I have often thought, "I wonder if that is where Susie gets it from?" Anyway, I had to share. Being a mom myself of itty bitty ones, I don't know what the future holds for me or my kids... I don't know what rollercoaster or gravel road the Lord will call my children to journey and experience, but I hope I can fight to surrender all that I have... including my children... to God the way Susie's mom is doing. Susie's mom is pretty inspiring. Again, I have often thought as I have read her other letters, 'I wonder if this is where Susie gets it from?"
Thanks for praying for our friends.