29 years ago

Long Beach, California, March 18, 1983 I welcomed Samantha Margaret Hosman into my life. What a joy! She was beautiful then and she is beautiful now.

Snuggling is what we like to do!

Today I celebrate Samantha’s birthday. Far away but happy knowing this will be the first that I am not the first choice of people she wants to share her day. Enter Pete DeBoer, the one she wants to share her day today and always. Wow.

When Samantha was twelve years old she got a dad, brother and sister. What a thrill to be a family! So many changes in a little girl’s life she has developed character and resolve beyond her years. It has been a marvelous journey so far and I am looking so forward to this new chapter as she steps into the role of wife. I don’t have a picture of Samantha and Pete together, uh um….. otherwise this would be a good place to insert here…..

Samantha loves hard, feels passionately about most things and adds color commentary when ever needed.

I am so blessed to be the mom of Samantha Margaret Hosman, her strength, passion and tender romanticism has a way of getting right into my heart and she is gripping. Her new role as wife will catapult her into her dream of marrying a man who loves and cares for her, in a word, Pete. I am looking forward to walking this new road with you Samantha; the ups and downs the jubilation and the trials. Oh the Joy of loving and being loved!

Happy Birthday Lucy! I love you so.

Flying to see Erin!

Mother of the Bride ~ Susie



  • Julie Schmitt

    March 18, 2012

    AWH…HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Sister Susie….yup…YOU were there…you have a beautiful daughter and you are an amazing mother….so far..”you did it”..HA. And, God’s on a roll.
    Loving you sis…

    Juls…have a “JESUS Birth day DAY”….

  • Durinda Bontrager

    March 21, 2012

    Susie, I am so thrilled, happy, joyful & excited for Samantha. I know she will be a wonderful wife & mother.
    Tell her Congratulations!
    Keep writing, I’m loving it.
    Miss ya and love ya, Durinda


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