The past couple of days I have gotten emails from all of you. The messages range from "What happened" to "I wonder if I could have done something," to "I'm sorry you lost a good friend." I want everybody to know that I appreciate all the messages I received, as I'm sure Chelle has also.
I received a phone call from Amias yesterday. We talked for 20 minutes. She told me that Christmas will never be the same for her. I don't think that's the answer. I think Suzanne would like us to remember the reason for Christmas, and if we are to remember her, it would be in the loving way in which she always treated us.
I had others email me, wondering if there would have been anything they could have done to maybe prevent it. I don't think there was anything we could have done. I wish there was, as she was there for me on a couple of occasions when I needed a friend. She apologized to me because she was out of town and away from a computer when my brother died. Suzanne made me feel good a lot by some of our email contact. I would send her a joke and if she hadn't seen it before and she thought it was a good one, she would post it.
I would have her on the list to send Turning Point devotions out to. If we hadn't had other communication in awhile, she would tell me that she always looked forward to the devotions. Or one time I was getting a ton of jokes from others at work and I would forward them to her. She sent me a reply to one that simply said, "You're cracking me up!"
Suzanne made me feel good about myself. She told me once if she would have a chance to meet me that I would probably levitate. I was always afraid if we ever met, she would be disappointed in what she saw.
I miss her already...