Thank you, Patti, for putting this together for us. Love you, friend.
A beautiful video. It struck me that in the first 16 years of Tommy’s life there were only a handful of photos and they depict exactly how sad and frightening his life was. The time he was part of a family was filled with so much life and joy – a million times more than he had ever experienced before. He got to experience what it felt like to be loved and belong. Now he is Home, where he will forever be loved and belong. I will continue to pray for your family in this sad time.
It doesn’t seem fair that the Lord called Tommy home with such a short time with the Musser family. But during that short time, Tommy learned about love…how to give love and most importantly how it feels to be loved. This video shows a little boy filled with love and joy. A little child who once had no hope is overflowing with happiness. In the photos where he looks at his mom, it is so obvious that he ADORED her! It has been a blessing to follow this blog and see the transformation in Tommy, to see how the love of a family dramatically changes a little orphan. Bless you, Musser Family, for all you did for “one of the least of these.” I know it was more than difficult at times, but what your love did for Tommy is absolutely amazing and beautiful. Tommy’s time with you is a wonderful testimony.
Such a fitting tribute to Tommy AND your family’s love for him. I can’t imagine the hole left in your lives. May God continue to give you strength and grace for each day as you continue on the path He has for you.
god is truly with your family, thank you for sharing your struggles and love
It is so clear that he is loved by you all, and that he loves all of you, too!
You wanted more. Oh how I know you wanted more time. This wasn’t enough time with Tommy in your world. And I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lord will you please allow Susanna at least a few hours of continued sleep as a relief from her mourning?
I cannot begin to imagine the intensity of your grief, Susanna. Are you wondering how you will take your next breath, get through the next minute or is it even hard to think that much?
The video tribute to Tommy made me tremble. Until the video I didn’t fully appreciate how much of a “family boy” he had become, the tremendous strides he had made. The photos made it evident to the world that Tommy belonged but more importantly, I could see that Tommy knew that!
I know you wanted more.
Tommy is so very loved! And he knows it–especially at the Savior’s feet. May you grieve with hope. We are sorry for your loss. But thankful you took him in and loved him so much. May you be comforted in every way by Your Father who loves you tenderly. (Hannah’s mom)
Tommy finally received the love he waited for so long and so deserved… and an abundance of love from you and your family… you gave him that – you provided for him in ways that others could not… I am so sorry for your loss. x
Thank you, Musser Family, for showing us what it means to truly LIVE and LOVE!!! Your very life speaks JESUS! Suzanna, we are lifting you and your family in prayer for healing, hope, peace, strength, and that you never lose that joy & servant’s heart that draws others to the Lord. Love, Jenny (Amy Busti’s SIL)
Simply beautiful…I was praying for you this morning during our worship time…you are dearly loved…((Hugs)), prayers and love to you and yours always…Anna T
Tommy looked @ you Susanna with complete love… I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family and especially you Momma… praying for strength & rest… no one knows why Tommy was called home, but you showed him what unconditional love was. God Bless you!! His eyes twinkle they are so beautiful. what an amazing tribute to him. Prayers
I learned just today of Tommy’s going Home. My prayers are with you all who miss him! His story is so very inspiring and miraculous. You did so very much for this great boy who no one had wanted in his family or home country. I see the joy and love in all your faces and in Tommy’s face in this beautiful photo tribute. I believe with God there are no accidents and certainly no blame when a tragic loss occurs. God heal your hearts and bring you joy in all the memories and lives you and he touched and still touches. I send love, prayers and my deepest sympathy. Love, Linda
Such a beautiful boy….your precious Tommy. We are so sorry for your loss and have been in prayer for you. I can’t even imagine the grief. This is a beautiful tribute. Such love you gave your son in the time you had with him. What a blessing that he knew the love of family here on earth before God took him to his Heavenly Home. Praying for you as you continue to mourn. May God wrap His arms around your family and comfort you in ways you have never known before.
I loved seeing the changes in Tommy. The first pictures of him showed how frightened he was. You and your family gave him such love and I can see how he changed. He had so many wonderful experiences. I pray that you will find peace in the midst of your grief.
Beautiful, the love radiates between you all. Praying for you all. Tommy sweet boy run free xxx
Such a lovely tribute for your precious Tommy. Thanking God that He chose your family for Tommy. An adored, loved and treasured part of your family. May the pictures and words of the tribute songs minister to your grieving hearts. Will continue to pray for your family.
What examples of love you and your family are. Simply amazing. We are praying for you. That God will fill you with peace as you mourn.
Sobbing as I watched this… The love that showered this precious boy from his family is so easy to see on his face. Such joy on his face, on all of the faces. What a beautiful tribute to little Tommy. Thank you for sharing this beautiful video. I hurt for and with you, Susanna. I am SO thankful that Tommy got to experience life as a Musser. What an awesome gift you gave him…
I just wanted you to know that my family remembers yours. We love more people now because of your love for your children and for the world’s orphans. We got to “know” and love Tommy through your eyes. And we see others differently now than we did before The Blessing of Verity. We serve a good God. And my family thanks Him for yours. Huuuuuugs!
2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
Thinking of you today Susanna…
Oh, beautiful boy…
Susanna, you have laid your heart and your love for Tommy bare in these pictures and videos.
Don’t ever doubt that what you did for him wasn’t enough. You loved him. You loved him unconditionally. That is more than enough…it is everything.
My dear Susanna and Joe (and all the rest of the Musser family),
I just finished watching Tommy’s video. It is precious! Although I never met Tommy, I feel like I have. Your family is an inspiration.
Susanna, you have saved more lives than you’ll ever know in this world, but “There is a crown laid up for you.” I know that seems worthless at this point, but I have a feeling that Tommy and his siblings whom you’ve never met will be the ones to meet you when you get to heaven. He’s having a good time now. Jesus is caring for him and probably taking him swimming.
I love all of you and pray for God’s strengthening.
Love, Aunt Erma
I loved watching him grow and learn the love of a family in this video! His time with you was not wasted and those of use who have watched from a far are all blessed having known of you and your family, how much more so those who are close!
Thank you for sharing this precious gift with us. Praying for peace, comfort and grace as you grieve.
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