Hi, my name is Susie Cantrell. 🙂
A little about me & my family ~
I’m Married to John, my Best-Friend & Love. We have 2 children, Gifts from God ~ Son, Andrew & Daughter, Martha.
I was a High School English & Social Studies Teacher, Scout Mom- both Boy & Girl, Sunday School Teacher actively living for my Lord & Loving my husband & kids…Lovin’ Life!
Then, 5:05pm on January 5, 1999, “Life Hit Us from Behind” ~literally our 2 Children & I are Car-VS-Semi-SURVIVORs.
After-*Kids had minor injuries & at ages 9 & 7, recovered quickly.
Me~not so much-I became a Brain Injury Survivor. Praise God we did Survive! 🙂
Then I dwelled in a deep & dark cave both physical & spiritual venturing out for Dr apts, Physical Therapy & to huddle on the couch to be in the same room as my family ~ my link to the daily living world that left me behind.
We, because this happened to all 4 of us; linked hearts & arms with our Lord, Determind to “get Mom back” because we had a promised life to live.
And ‘Mom Recovery’ continued… *WHAM* “Life hit us from Behind” once again – 9-11 hit the families who lost loved ones & friends, the Emergency responders & their families, the US as a Nation, the world citizenship but also so many US Military families, us included because they knew the moment the 1st plain hit…they where about to send a loved one into harm’s way. That moment is one of a handfull of memories that I can’t see & feel as if it was happening right as I say the words.
*I honor all who gave & give still the consequences of that day. Praise the Lord, John came home from 1yr Stateside deployment. Home a month or so, *expected Wham* John is deployed to Iraq for 1yr. He comes home (with whole unit!) & our 2 then Middle School Kids & I didn’t kill each other or burn down the house with much prayer & active love support.
Waiting on God while still in ‘Mom recovery mode’. Years keep coming. God is working behind the scenes & I find myself on a plane to Lima Peru. I could barely stand driving 1 hr to the city! I lool again & He has created a Women’s Sunday Scool Teacher then a Women’s Ministry Leader out of me!
Now? God has us in ‘Transition Mode’ along with the 12 yrs now, ongoing ‘Mom Recovery’. John & I are Trusting God as I ‘actively wait on Him’ by speaking, teaching, wrting & creating art as I climb the now Full Time ‘Ministry Mountain’ He has set before me. And though still in ‘Mom Recovery’ mode for which I am beyond Thankful for – those kids are now young Adults & both seeking their own paths up their Mountains. We are so Proud to have been given the honor of being their parents on this life Journey.
I Love to meet fellow Sojourners so Please leave comments. Feedback is treasured so please share your thoughts & Share the posts with others! May you Be Encouraged by what God has & is doing in my life Because He wants you to live your abundant life as well! 🙂
Please contact me & let’s talk about how I may serve, encourage & share a Unique Message Customized for Your Needs thru Speaking &/orTeaching at your Women’s Event. Retreats, Conferences, Group Meetings etc.
Be Encouraged & Have a JOY-Full Day!
Love Ya! Susie 🙂
<>< “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.”
~ Philippians 4:13
~ Contact Susie ~
Facebook ~ Http://facebook.com/SusieSattlerCantrell
Email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org