110/365 – Bissa  and 111/365

April 21, 2015


Yesterday, heaven gained an angel. An angel my kids considered an honorary grandma. Bissa was our neighbor… Only so much more. Before I started working full-time, I saw her daily – for a cup of coffee, to take her to the store or for doctors appointment. She took us in and never forgot the kids on holidays. We spent holidays with her and her family. I took care of her and she took care of me. She loved hearing me talk about my blogging adventures and the people I “met” online. We swapped stories, her’s growing up in New York, mine growing up in East Germany. We cried together when she lost her daughter to ovarian cancer and I, unexpectedly my grandma. We laughed and watched the kids grow together. The day we brought out little one home from the hospital we didn’t go to our house, we went to her’s… I could go on and on. She became a huge part of our lives and we will miss her terribly. 

Rest in peace, Bissa. We love you!!!


The robot is shipped. The trailer packed and on its way to St. Louis. We are checked in and have boarding passes in hand. Paperwork is completed. Bags packed. We have a bright and early start tomorrow for our trip to the First Robotics World Championship! It’s been such a crazy 4 months and I can’t believe I ge to be part of it. 
Oh, and we decided to take little one as our mascot! 😉

xoxo, Susi

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  • Kerstin April 22, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Susi. Sounds like she was a true friend. xoxox

    • Susi April 22, 2015 at 5:08 am

      She was. And we will miss her. But I will cherish our memories!

    • Susi May 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thanks so much Kerstin. She truly was special and we will miss her terribly.

  • Katrin April 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I am so very sorry for you loss, Susi! She sounds like such a wonderful person! <3 sending you lots of love and hugs!

    • Susi May 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thanks so much Katrin. She was wonderful and we will cherish the memories we made with her.

  • Claudia April 22, 2015 at 11:27 am

    So sorry to hear, Susi. It is tough to loose someone who so much part of our world.

    I am sure though you will not have any time at all over the next few days, during your adventure, to think about much else 🙂 Have fun in MO!!

    p.s. and good luck with the competition

    • Susi May 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thanks all around Claudia. It did help being away and being busy but I had my moments… We will miss her.

  • Kimberly April 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a beautiful person. Holding you in our hearts xoxo

    • Susi May 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Thanks, Kimberly. I appreciate that. She will be missed!

  • rorybore April 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    OH!! I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely woman who filled your hearts — probably as much as you filled hers!

    good luck at the championships!

    • Susi May 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Thanks so much Leslie. She did fill our hearts and we miss her terribly.

  • hilary April 30, 2015 at 6:51 am

    I am so sorry… I know how close you were…

    • Susi May 1, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Hilary. Yes, we were close. Her son said to me: ” She loved you like a daughter!” And I loved her, we all did and we will miss her.

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