This is a Mother’s Day hijacking of Mommy Inc. brought to you by Daddy Inc. and Son Inc. (daughter Inc. would if she could)
FROM MICAH TO MOMMY:
You may not know the truth about my wife, because she is too genuinely humble to desire to advertise herself. In fact, she generally goes in the opposite direction and brings herself down in order to make others feel good. If you’ve ever hung out with Susanna and said something like “I really struggle with…” she probably said “oh I know, I do the same thing” but the secret is you’ll never know if she really does that thing or not – she wouldn’t dream of making someone else uncomfortable, so she sympathizes.
Susanna’s caring spirit and humble personality sometimes lead to others thinking she is incapable or something less than she is. But not today. Today, I will brag for her. Today I’m writing a public thank you so others will know the truth about the mother of my children.
Susanna is concerned first and foremost with imparting godly values and knowledge to our children. She sings Bible songs, tells bible stories. She focuses on discipline, consistently explaining how God wants them to obey, praying with them. All seeds that can show very little fruit and yield very little reward in a 2 year old and a 10 month old.
She dedicates energy that leaves nothing to spare – to keep up with a son who “produces his own caffeine” (to quote a fellow church member). She takes the kids to the playground every day, or the love Micah now shares with his mommy of going to the bookstore. “I need go bookstore!”
Above all she exhibits limitless love. Love for the kids. The aforementioned love and care for other moms. And most appreciated by me and perhaps rarest of all, she still reserves the most love for her husband. A loving, tender, caring, pure, soft heart that is my wife and Micah and Ellie’s mommy.
Thank you for all these things you are and do, that I don’t show appreciation enough for, that the kids can’t yet show appreciation for – but that I am confident they will know in time – they have the best mommy around. We all love you!