Updates from Susan

Dear Readers,

I’m Lovina’s daughter Susan. I wanted to write for Mom this week since she is very busy preparing for church services that will be held at her home on Sunday. Then less than two weeks later will be my sister Loretta’s wedding.

Today I sewed my dress for Loretta and Dustin’s wedding. Now I need to do my cape and apron. Jennifer’s dress and apron are all finished. Ryan’s shirt and pants are finished, also, so I am almost done with my sewing for the wedding. It’s heartbreaking to not have my dear husband Mose here. He would have loved to help Dustin build his pole barn. God’s plans are different than ours sometimes.

Mose’s sister Esther and her son Darrin were here for the day. Esther’s husband, Wayne, dropped her off and went to do some horseshoeing in the area. He came to shoe my horse Mighty last. Meanwhile, Esther cleaned my pantry out and helped me do some sewing. It really gave me a boost.

Sunday Mose’s dad and mom, his sister Hannah and Leroy and their children, his sister Esther and Wayne and their son brought lunch in. They brought potato casserole and baked chicken. It was enjoyable to have them all here. Jennifer loves to try to get her grandpa to play dolls with her.

Colorful cupcakes to celebrate Abigail’s fifth birthday.

Tomorrow sister Verena, Jennifer, Ryan, and I all go to Mom and Dad’s. We are going to help Mom clean for church services that will be held there Sunday, September 19th, Lord willing. Sister Elizabeth and children, Aunt Emma, cousin Emma and her children, cousin Elizabeth and Aunt Verena all will be coming too. We should get a lot done.

Today marks nine months since Mose passed away. It’s hard to grasp that the person you were closest to becomes just a memory. Without God and the support of our community, we would be lost.

Monday was Jodi’s husband Dan’s birthday. He would’ve turned 55. Jodi, her mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and niece all brought flowers in memory of Dan. Jodi picked sister Verena, Jennifer, Ryan, and me up to go along with them to plant the flowers around the two crosses that stand where the accident was. They did some landscaping and mulch and planted the flowers around the crosses. Keep Jodi in your prayers. She has some hard days also without her dear husband.

I canned quite a lot of tomatoes this year. Pizza sauce goes fast around here. I canned 46 pints. I wanted to do more but ran out of some of the ingredients. I also canned salsa and tomato juice. Gardening season is almost done this year. I have to dig up my potatoes yet since they are ready. I’m actually ready for canning season to be over with this year.

Tim and Elizabeth had to go to town tonight so Verena and I watched their three children. Jennifer and Ryan love to have their cousins over. Seems they always get into more trouble when they are together.

Abigail started school on Monday. She got dropped off here and she really loves to tell us about her friend. We asked her who her friend is, and she always says I don’t know, I never asked her.

We had a thunderstorm go through tonight and Jennifer came to me and said, “Mom don’t be scared, Jesus will take care of us.” Children have a way to make the day look brighter.

Jennifer and Ryan are both sleeping so I think I’m going to wrap this up. God’s blessing to you all.


Peach Cobbler

1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups flour
2 pounds ripe peaches, peeled and sliced


Melt butter in a 9×13 inch pan. Combine sugar, baking powder, milk, and flour; pour mixture over butter. Spoon peaches on top and bake at 325 degrees until golden brown. Serve with ice cream or milk.

8 thoughts on “Updates from Susan”

  1. Dear Susan, Thank you for sharing this month.
    I am so sorry that you lost your dear husband Mose.
    May God continue to give you the strength and grace that you need.
    Leona Myer

  2. It is so nice to see you write the column for your Mom when she is busy You did a wonderful job ! I remember you and Jodi in my evening Prayers and Pray you and your families will find peace.

  3. Dear Susan, I know your heart for mine is the same even tho we know they are with us every day keeping them in our hearts it still hurts feeling their absence in our lives and our childrens. God be with you sweet girl and your little ones, where would we be without our God to give us his love and strength. Blessings to you and your family..

  4. Thank you, Susan! You are precious.
    This column gives me so much encouragement. That God is in charge.
    May He bless you and your loved ones abundantly!

  5. What a wonderful update! So sad your children are so young to lose their daddy. I hope with time your pain lessens. Your family is very busy these days. Take some time to reflect on good times and have a wonderful few weeks of fellowship! I hope that lies ahead for you brings happiness and contentment .

  6. Dear Susan,
    It was so kind of you to share an update for your mom. I’m so grateful you have a lot of support and your faith in our good God to carry you through the difficult times without your dear husband, Mose. It’s a testimony to God’s faithfulness that you are able to cope with daily activities and look out for the needs of others. May God bless you with joy and peace as you seek and serve Him.

  7. Thank you Susan for your thoughtful writings. I lost my sweet husband of 28 years to pancreatic cancer in June of 2020. I have learned to lean on the Lord and am so thankful for my dear family. My pray will certainly be with Jodi as she begins to walk this journey of grief. I pray that her faithfulness will bridge the gap during the hard times when she may question her faith. I know that the Lord for certain loves the widow and He hears our heart feels prayers and comforts our weary minds. Blessings to you Susan, today and each new day. ?✨

  8. Thanks for sharing Susan. I havent seen much of you and family lately. I’ll try to make up for that on Friday ?
    Happy birthday Abbey!!!!!
    The memorial spot for Dan and Mose does look beautiful.
    See you soon,

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