As far as the positive influence you’ve had on Nicole-holy cow, where do I start! I get teary eyed thinking about it!
You are such a beautiful gift to not only our family, but to so many. I’ve always believed it takes a village to raise a child, and you were my village for Nicole. You have loved her like she was your own no matter what. It wasn’t always easy or convenient but you were always there for her to cheer her on, encourage her, support her, love her, pray for her, hug her, and advise her.
There are no words for my thankfulness to you over the last 10+ years. You mean the world to Nicole and me, and I hope you know how special you are to us. I love knowing she has another mom 🙂
Suzy has been the most influential person in my life. She helped me build a solid foundation for faith and is the glue that brought together my very best friends. She’s been my role model for the last 10 years of what it looks like to be a follower of Christ, a loving, dependable friend, and some day an incredible mother and wife.
Suzy was my youth group leader in high school and also a career mentor after graduating college, helping me find my first job. She has been instrumental in helping me reach new goals and challenge myself professionally. Suzy has truly been the biggest blessing in my life and has played a major role in shaping who I am today and the morals and values I live by.