Dear Susie

Dear Sweet Susie,

This moment you feel on Christmas morning with your new baby doll...

Oh just wait!

Three babies will bless your heart and nothing will ever top it!

You won't always be this messy.

In fact you will wash your hands way too much and become a germ freak!

No matter how hard to try and resist...

You will always have a dog.

Food...let's just say you will always be passionate. Ha!

Those babies that never seem to fill up, never do.

They just get bigger!

Don't fight your Grandma when she wants to dress you alike.

In years to come, you will still dress up matching your sister.

This time it's funny!

Your Mom and Dad.

Never blame yourself for their divorce.

Don't do it.

Never say it won't happen to you.

It will.

Your Daddy.

He will always be your Hero.

Oh...and your next door neighbor.

That little brother that always seems to find his way to your room.

Let him stay just a little bit longer.

One day you will miss hearing his voice.

Your older sister..

You know the one that always gets to wear the cool clothes,

Has the good hair and pretty skin.

That one.

She will be your best friend.

Trust me on this one!

And don't cry when your fellow cheerleaders play a prank on you at the Pep Rally.

It was really funny!

That blue eye shadow and big hair...Yeah

It's not really as cute as you think it is.

It does top your mullet 3 years ago though.

On your graduation night...

Tell your Momma how much you love her.
It's not easy raising 3 kids on your own.
She needs to hear that.

It's OK that you don't have a boy friend right now.
The world does not end when you fail Math.
Pay close attention in English!!!
You should really reconsider dropping cheer leading your senior year.
You just might regret it.
That teacher that you are crushing on...he's a creeper!

And Susie..

You will be OK.

Enjoy the ride!


  1. That was beautiful! We must be close in age ~ totally recognize those clothes and hairstyles! lol
    Happy New Year!

  2. The brother part has me BAWLING!!! Life... there are no do overs, sometimes. Just do betters. We should all be kinder to ourselves. I am glad that you are ok. :)

  3. Good reminder! You're more than okay. I've followed you for years but never pushed the google button for some reason :) I'm your newest official follower!

  4. What a beautiful post. I love your pics! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Awwww. Don't you wish you started out life with a letter like that? :) Beautiful!

  6. What a wonderful post Susie! LOVE it!!

  7. I love this, Susie. I might write one myself. From one Louisiana girl to another, you rock!

  8. Happy New Year Susie.
    Loved your post today, we all need to step back and look at our life. Thank you for bringing back the memories of growing up.
    Wonderful wishes for your New Year.

    Suzann ~xoxo~

    P.S. I like your mother and my sisters still calls me Susie ;)

  9. Love this! Thanks for the reminder...If we all could have this letter when we are 13, wouldn't it make life so much easier?!?

  10. Ok, you just made me cry. Great post - love it. Love it all. And I do miss my brother's voice. I miss it so very much.

  11. such a sweet post! If we only knew then right? Could have save a lot of heartache...well done.

  12. Wisdom! Such a gift!
    Happy New Year, Susie!

  13. Great post. I'm literally tearing up right now! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  14. I loved this, Susie! Wonderful retrospective post.

  15. What a wonderful, heartfelt post! It brought tears to my eyes. Oh, if we could have all had a letter written to us like this when we were young!

  16. Okay, THAT was fabulous. And, yes, I'm crying! If we only knew now what we knew then - but wait, if we had we wouldn't be who we are today. Wishing you and yours a blessed new year.

  17. This was really so sweet. Thanks for sharing it; I'm calling my sister right now.

  18. One of your VERY best posts Susie. Love the look back and could "hear" the love in your voice for your Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother! You were a beautiful kid and look at you now.....still gorgeous!

    Happy New Year!

  19. Ok... This made me want to cry. The part about your brother. Wheeew... This was a really sweet , makes you think kind of post. Thank you. PS I love your blog :)

  20. Thanks Susie...for sharing your life. We can all relate in some way. Happy New Year and Congrats on your bogging anniversary!

  21. I love this! Thanks for sharing!

  22. So awesome! I'm sitting at work reading this and my eyes are full of tears...I LOVE how you added pictures....this is such a great post!

  23. Susie ~ I copied your idea here for a post on my own blog. Thanks, dear, for the inspiration! xo

  24. absolutely nice, sometimes we need something like this!

  25. I'm glad Betsy advised us to read your post.....

    Very, very good!

  26. This is such a wonderful idea Susie!

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