Friday, October 9, 2015

Suzy Q

A note from Suzy Q - I didn't want to post this letter for obvious reasons, but it is Dylan's blog and this was his sweet, post LDS General Conference letter.  Dylan likes me a lot more now that he lives 1000s of miles away (3,124.1 to be exact).  I think, like moms having babies, he has forgotten many rough moments, but his words inspire me to "try a little harder, to be a little better."  I like how he looks back on our last meeting at the airport with fondness now.  At the time I know I was the annoying mom who he found lurking around each turn because I just couldn't bring myself to go back to the airport curb without him.  Ironically, I thought I was hiding really well but my kids have mom radar.  It is that balancing act between too much and too little that often I get wrong.  Truth be told Dylan can be a real pain in the neck, a humorous and intelligent pestering pain ;)  Just ask his little brother!  He liked to keep us on our toes.  We have loved to see his growth, his assimilation into a life of simplicity, obedience and service.  His true spirit has really shined and I believe this love for others has allowed him to understand more fully the love his Heavenly Father and his parents have for him and that we lurk because we love!  

Dawn Patrol Matagalpa. 

I love you mam and hope you had a great birthday. You would love matagalpa. Cool breeze that comes out of the jungle somewhere. Coffee shops. Libraries. Limited children. Good ice cream. We'll have to come out one day.

Never thought i would be homesick again in my life. Those same feelings that i had when i went to utah for school and when i was out in esteli for the first week of my mission have returned. I miss all those people so much. I found a little letter from one of the little girls that got baptized with her entire family last week. She said she was gonna miss me, gave me her adress so i could send her letters (which literally is ___ streets here and ___ streets there from the mango tree), and ended the letter in the name of jesus christ amen. She said that if i did forget about them, then she hoped that i would help other families liked elder hirschi and i helped hers. I have a love for all those people that is in describable. 

Elder Jake and Elder Ferrin
Elder Ferrin is so dope. He is from Salt Lake and played waterpolo. We are gonna have a freakin great time here in matagalpa.

Conference was sick. Mom should have started law school a little sooner because I know dad is probably a little upset because he did not throw a trade mark on perusal before ponderize came out. Also big wave surfing came to conference finally. Respectttttt the barrierrrrrrrrr duuuuuudddeeeeeeee. That 70 totally could have done a better job on the voices. 

There were a lot of talks that really got to me. Hollands really hit home for me though. 

Behold Thy Mother - Jeffrey R. HollandJeffrey R. Holland pays tribute to the strength, dedication, influence, and love of
(General Conference is where the leaders of our church, including the Prophet and Apostles speak and give counsel to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as all people throughout the world.  All talks can be watched or read at

The only thing that gets close to the love that Christ has for us is the love that my mother has for me. Its something undescribable. I love suzy so much. It would be cliche to say that that my mom is better that yours, but my mom does love me more. So grateful for all the little acts of love that she has shown me. Hot breakfast at 5 am every day for 4 years. 4 am nights in college frantically looking for all of those classes as a freshman. Countless screw ups in high school but she was always there to help me figure out who i wanted to become. Unforgetable experience in the airport as i was leaving for the mission and i thought she had left but there she was just watching me stand in the security line haha. I am so happy that that beautiful face was the last one i saw. That love comes from out of this world. My mother is so much like our Savior Jesus Christ and has been an example of patience, love and faith her entire life. Love you mom. 

stay sleezy everyone. 


  1. What a beautiful message from your son. Well done mom!

  2. What a beautiful message from your son. Well done mom!