|Emileigh and Susan with Joe and Muffy? I can NEVER remember the dog's name!|
Susan is just a few years younger than Kevin, so that makes she and I almost sisters. But because her dad is the oldest, she has the joy of calling Kevin, "Uncle Kev." Emileigh thinks it's hilarious. I just love that she loves Emileigh.
There are a million things I love about Susan.
She is super supportive of my blogging. Most of the time I post fluff because it's hard for me to hit post on the super personal blog that took me three days to write. Ya'll would lose your mind if you read some of the stuff I write from the heart. (Perhaps, someday, I'll share some of it.)
Susan always urges me to write. She loves the stories from us about the kiddos. I love that she is consistent.
Susan lives in New Zealand which is half the world away. She works with colleges, in Student Life. You'll have to really ask her what that means, because I get distracted by world travel, oceans, and black sand.
She is brave. She's been all over this world. She has the sweetest little passport with stamps filling the beautiful pages. She is proud of that little passport, I am proud of it! I tell her that I live vicariously through her... that is the truth.
She relies on NO ONE. Strongest gal I know. I long to have Emileigh have that part of the Taylor blood. Kevin has that as well. Me on the other hand can't go to McDonald's and eat dinner by myself.
She has a tough relationship with her dad. I can totally relate with her on this one.
She is kind. She has a way of talking to me which makes me feel as if I have known her my entire life.
She has the best Bert and Betty stories. I wasn't fortunate enough to meet Kevin's parents or 6 of his siblings, but she always is quick to share a story with me. I get tons of "Kevin was a perfect kid" stories from people, because he pretty much must have been. But Susan gives me the "Kevin was ornery."
She has gifted my sweet baby girl a shawl from her grandma Betty that makes me tear up each time I think about it.
There are some pretty big changes on the horizon with Team Taylor. We have been seeking information, praying about the calling, and discussing the changes with all of our might. We have gone from maybe to plan zone.
I'm thankful that, even though she didn't know it, she has helped us with some big decisions. She has given us the encouragement that we needed. My sweet little Emileigh looks a lot like her cousin, Susan. It's my dream that she can be much more like her than just a beautiful face.
|Susan and Emileigh, 2016 Eskimo Joe's Stillwater, Oklahoma|