Susan F. Harper

Susan Freeman Harper.  Born 7-15-1956.  Died peacefully in her sleep 3-29-2010.  She was loved by many, and she will be missed.

Thank you, blog readers, for your interest in Sue’s life and your concern and prayers for her and our family. 
During the last several months Sue kept a small book of writings from Maya Angelou near her bed.
The book has been open to this 
Maya Angelou quote for some time:
“My grandmother used to say,
‘When you don’t like a thing,
change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way
you think about it.”
It is my sincere hope that those who’ve followed
Sue’s myeloma journey,
and particularly this last portion in which she showed
unflinching calm and confidence
that death is not something to be feared,
will have changed the way you think about death,
and also about life.
The tense of this blog title is no longer valid.
Has is now had.
Sue loved her life and lived it well,
but she’s in a better place now as she knew she would be.
And she is now completely cancer free.
For those who are able to attend, there will be
a memorial service at:
 North Fresno Mennonite Brethren Church
5724 North Fresno Street, Fresno, California
at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010.
Remembrances may be made to:
Camp Keola
P.O. Box 111
Reedley, California  93654
Mennonite Central Committee
1012 G Street
Reedley, California  93654