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October 09, 2012
It is hard for me to imagine my life without Sue. Sue took me in– in many ways– that have left a lasting imprint in my very being. Her warmth and aesthetic sensibilities made me feel as though I'd entered a beautiful, safe realm in the midst of my own transient early-20's upheaval. In Sue's home-sanctuary, I could endure the harsh reality of "growing-up", of my mother dying, and the drama and inevitable demise of youthful romances. Her calmness and efficiency tempering my restlessness and rebellion with her complete acceptance, understanding, guidance and perhaps most importantly, inspiration. These pillars saw me through my 20's and 30's. Sue inspired me to be grow– to become more responsible, organized, generous, graceful & independent (still working on some of those...)–just a few of the qualities that I love about her. Sue's tender relationship with Tom served as irrefutable truth that a deeper romantic-relationship, one based not only passion, but on mutual respect, freedom, and deep friendship, is in fact possible (still working on some of those).
And now, about to enter my 40's, am sad and afraid that Sue won't be t-here– yet I'm comforted by all she's taught me & by many of the books she gave me over the decades–
The Four Gifts, The Secret Life of Bees, There's No Such Place as Far Away, etc– Sue, you are with me always.
"It is God who comes to you in the guise of a true and noble friend to serve, inspire, & guide you." –Paramahansa Yogananda
Gratefully,
Amanda
October 09, 2012
Tom, praying that the Holy Spirit wraps you all tightly in His comfort and love. Rejoice in the knowledge that Sue is in the Lord's presence. Love and prayers be with you and your family.
October 09, 2012
Tommy.... Katrina, Sebastian and I are praying for God to reach down and deliver peace and comfort to you and your family at this very moment. Sue will be missed but we all are looking forward to the reunion to come one day in Heaven....
October 09, 2012
I am so saddened by Sue's passing. What an elegant, classy woman. She will be missed and remembered with love.
October 09, 2012
Tom, Our thoughts and hearts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you.

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