Suzanne's Birthday / Nancy Stratmann (Mother)
December 10, 1975, 12:32 pm, Van Nuys, California. The nurse told me, "You have your little Suzanne". I was shocked, because I was convinced I was going to have a boy. I asked the nurse if she was sure. Duh! I held her in my arms and knew that she was the most precious gift I could ever get for Christmas.
God gave me Suzanne for 29 years. What a pleasure it was to be her mother. When she was a baby, her bright smile and cute face attracted people to her. As a little girl she was quiet, but not too shy. As an adult she was loving, kind, and giving.
When I get down and miss her more than usual, I can just imagine her smiling and telling me not to be upset. She told me often, "You worry too much, Mom".
We all have our faults and Suzanne was no exception. Why think of the negative now? What good could it do? She is alive in spirit, in Heaven with the Lord. She has no more sorrow, pain, or faults. He has made her beautiful...more beautiful than she ever was on earth. Now, that, is *beautiful*!
I thank God for another precious gift from Suzanne and Rick...my granddaughter, Trinity. (I love you, Trin!)
(I did have a boy, in 1979. My son, Brian. I thank the Lord for him too!!)
Suzanne - always in my heart, until we see each other again.
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Suzanne's Presence During Meditation After Trauma ("My Lead Angel") / Bob Semk (Uncle)
To Suzanne's Loved Ones,
I meditate on a daily basis and always sense Suz's spirit.
After a recent traumatic, near death experience, I went on with strong and defined meditation to my angels. Suz was with me but stronger and more pronounced. I spent quite some time picturing her from a baby to adulthood. Fond memories, and well as difficult times, with her were evident in my mind and spirit.
I felt a feeling of protection and honest love when meditating on Suz's angelic guidance. She is definitely the EMT of the angel crowd!
(written after spending spiritual time with my neice)
"It's one foot then the other as I step out onto the road. How much weight? Then it's how long? and how far? and how many times before it's too late?
Calling your angels, Suz, walk me through this one, don't leave me alone.
Call all angels, I'm crying I'm hurting and I'm not sure why"
I will always feel Suzanne's spirit with me after that incident. After all, she's the lead angel in the spiritual troop watching out for me!
Father's Day 2007 / Nancy Stratmann (Mother) Just a couple of days before Suzanne passed away, she told me she bought 3 Father's Day cards. One for her "Papa" (who is now in Heaven with Suz), one for her Dad, and one for Uncle Bill. She never got a chance to mail those cards.
Suzanne thought the world of her Godfather, Uncle Bill. She always said that he was like a Dad to her.
SuzSign/ Nancy (Mom)
With Mother's Day coming up, my second one without Suzanne, I prayed and asked the Lord to let me have a "SuzSign".
As I walked down the aisle at the grocery store the other day, I passed by a woman wearing a pretty butterfly pin. Seconds later, I turned the corner, and immediately spotted a girl with a butterfly clip in her hair. I got in the check-out line and noticed Mother's Day balloons displayed. My eye caught one with a butterfly and the words, "I love you, Mom". Close
Always a smile to light up a room, that was Suzanne. Even as a child she could brighten up a person's life with her beautiful smile.
She was shy as a little girl, but blossomed into a congenial, loving adult. If you were family, she loved you unconditionally. If you were a friend, her love was steadfast. It's no surprise that her favorite scripture was 1 Corinthians 13 which describes everything that love is. She was very candid about her love for others. If she loved you, you knew it!
As a child her dream was to be a jet pilot. That hope was diminished with the onslaught of periodic rapid heart rates. But, the problem with her heart never kept her from doing things she wanted to do. Like participating in the Jr. Olympics in grade school and becoming certified as an EMT in December of 2002.
Suzanne's greatest joy and accomplishment was being a Mom. She taught Trinity about love, faith, and integrity. She played with Trin, laughed with Trin, cried with Trin, and prayed with Trin. Through her example, she taught Trin to love.
Suz loved her brother, Brian. She always watched out for him and stuck by him through everything. She held him accountable, but also held him close to her heart.
Suzanne was the best daughter in the world. We shared common interests. Like U2, GW Bush, supporting the troops, and Lord of the Rings...just to name a few. she was my best friend. She was there whenever I needed her.
Suz was my hero. She was the wind beneath my wings.
I miss her more than words can express, but I know one day I'll see her beautiful face again!
(Read at a celebration of Suzanne's life, September 2005)
A letter to Suzanne / Nancy (Mom)
( thought if I could write a letter to you, the angels would deliver it.)
uzanne, I miss you more than words can express. You loved unconditionally. It's self-centered of me, I know, but I miss that love!
Granted, we didn't always see eye to eye, but we always loved each other. How grateful I am that I had such a wonderful daughter and best friend. I will always and forever have those memories, until I see you again.
Your daughter is a gem! She's growing into a young lady, I wish you could see her. I'm very proud of her, she's been amazing through all she's gone through. I know she misses you, but she holds you in her heart.
I think of you every-single day....several times a day, as a matter of fact. I see signs here and there that remind me of you. Dodge Neons and butterflies, to name two.
I still have your Billabong sweatshirt. I hold it close to me when I'm missing you more than usual. It's been a comfort since the day you left for Heaven. I'm like Linus with my security "blanket".
One day, we'll be together. One day, the Lord will take me Home too and we'll have a big party. Put your dancing shoes on, and get out that karaoke machine!!