November 15, 1999
Susan has been a contributing member of the Bannerman Writing Group for the past four years. Self-described as being quiet and shy by nature, Suan expresses confidence, creativity, and insight with her writing as she regularly finds new perspectives to write from, and brave new stories and reflections to share. Her writing adventures range from critiquing works of art and recounting tales of woe and humor from her youth, to spinning fine pieces of fiction.
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It is a long journey of growing together and apart with many stops along the way.
It is being able to rule with an iron fist but still wearing a velvet glove.
It is trying not to feel like an underdog by compromising all the time, and protecting hurt feelings.
It is teaching to be safe, not only verbally, but showing them as well.
It is helping your child/children to reach their full potential by guiding and loving, not preaching.
It is taking the headaches when your child is in trouble.
It is guiding them through the ear infections by pacing or rocking until the antibiotics kick in.
It is having great pride in a little girl who dresses herself for the first time.
It is the joy of hearing your child pronounce a word you have never heard of before.
It is putting up with all of this with the new reality of being loved.