Bestselling Amish Author Suzanne Woods Fisher & Why Grow Old? — 19 Comments

  1. My grandmother was my greatest teacher…her love of her family. You could see it and feel it…just being within her “radar”…you felt important to her. Best feeling in the world, losing her was our family’s greatest loss.

  2. Aging can be a state of mind even as the body grows old. I love reading accounts of great writers, inventors and such that are creative and productive in their later years. I think great living is inspired by faith in God and caring for something bigger than ourselves. Thanks for a chance to win!

  3. That would be my grandma. She loved fiercely, and it didn’t matter how bad we messed up, she was always our biggest supporter. She’s been gone for years now, and I’ll always miss her til I get to Heaven.

  4. I’ve learned the most from my older sister Mona. She is 81 yrs old and never married or had children of her own. She’s help bring up 5 generations of us and is still growing strong. She is a prime example of a solid christian faith. And of course my older set of parents. I’m the youngest of 11 children and have learned a lot by watching them. It has inspired me to work with the elderly and I have atrue love for them.

  5. I have so many good memories of time spent with my great grandma and grandpa and grandma on my mom’s side of the family. They lived a few miles away so we got together alot. Overnite stays at their house with other cousins and a big closet cupboard with all kinds of games and puzzles to play with. One of my favorite was ‘Hide the thimble’ with my great grandma. Sunday drives with a picnic lunch and watch for deer on the back roads. My grandpa was always my partner in the marble game Aggravation. I am now retired and those memories mean so much to me.

  6. I would love to win this book. My granddaughter told me I must live to be 100. Just think how many Amish fiction books I can read by then. Keep churning these wonderful stories out Suzanne. Thank you.

  7. My grandmother’s hip broke and she fell. Her determination not to give up and to help her youngest daughter when the first grandchild was born, taught me perseverance. Watching the Beverly Hillbillies after “Granny” had a stroke and then returned to the show and insisted on sweeping the porch taught me to step back and let the elderly continue to work in whatever way they could contribute to the family. I appreciate the lessons that my elderly relatives taught me.

  8. I hope i am like my mother before she passed away.She was liked by everybody and she would give you her clothes off her back if she had too.she told us girls do everything on your own and don’t depend on a man. I miss her and love her.

  9. Loving these memories of an older woman who made an impact on all of you! Amy C.–I am grinning over the thought of your grandmother! Finishing the icing on that cake before heading off to the hospital. I can see myself doing the same thing! Becky–you’re so right about valuing time together as a family. And I enjoyed seeing so many comments of the spiritual impact these women had on you, without saying a word. Like Betti M’s observation of her mother, praying and reading the Bible. Thank you for sharing! Warmly, Suzanne

  10. My mother would most certainly be the one that had the most influence on me and who I am. Her life of faith was evident in everything she did. She passed away 9 years ago at the age of 91! Hard to imagine that she would have been 100 years old in 2013. Through many difficulties in her life she learned to always be grateful for what the Lord had given her. I have wonderful memories of her sitting in her chair, morning and evening, reading her Bible and praying.
    I am also so grateful for the opportunity that my daughter had to get to know her grandma very well. She has many wonderful memories of the grandma she spent time with, reading, coloring, baking and just being together.
    I hope that someday I can be such an influence on my grandchildren!

  11. I’ve had the priviledge of getting to know some of my great aunts and uncles that are in their 80s or early 90s. Their struggles and their sense of family togetherness is what’s made our family flourish. You can’t spend enough time with those who’ve had so many life experiences because soon they too will be gone.

  12. I learned the most from my maternal grandfather. He taught me to be patient yet to stand up for myself when needed. He was very stubborn but showed me unconditional love for the time that I had him. Even with his parkinson disease and alzheimer’s he remembered me at the end of his life. A week before he passed he even remembered to call me by my childhood nickname!

  13. I learned the most from my maternal grandmother. She had a very difficult life but her faith in God always helped her through. She was very kind and always had a smile on her face. She was a wonderful baker and I treasure my memories of baking pies with her.

  14. Definitely, my grandma was the most influential person I’ve known. She past a year ago. Miss her bunches. She lived on her own and took care of herself until a month before her passing and was 6 months shy of turning 100 years old. She taught me not to let anything get me down. When she was 96, she fell and broke her wrist while reaching for a cake pan. Did that get her down? Of course not! It was much more important to put icing on that cake before going to hospital.

  15. I learned the most from my Grandma. She instilled in me a life long faith and compassion for others. She always had a smile and good thought no matter how the person had behaved with her. She always had the view that you don’t know what is going on in another person’s life, whether trivial or big, that might be affecting their behavior. I try to help my children understand and use this in their young lives.

  16. I loved the first book in the Stony Ridge Seasons series and am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Suzanne you are a great author. I am really partial to Amish Fiction. Looking forward to more books by you.

  17. Without a doubt, my mother. Any kind attributes that I have, I owe
    to her. Hopefully, as I age, people will speak as kindly of me as they
    did mother.

  18. I grew up with 2 sets of grandparents and 2 sets of great-grandparents and many elder aunts and uncles and I learned so much from all of them. I was blessed and only wish that my children had that same blessing. But, families are not as big today and live so far apart. The younger generation is missing out on so much and hopefully they will find neighbors or co-workers and learn from them. They have so much to give!

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