August 21, 2014 at 7:55 PM by Susanna



Thank you, Patti, for putting this together for us.   Love you, friend.










Reeling, grieving, broken, messy

August 13, 2014 at 12:45 AM by Susanna

You were with us.

You moved toward our family in our trouble.

You surrounded us–are surrounding us–with a solid wall of support.

From the first moments, you have been speaking words of love and understanding and truth.

Truth, truth, truth, when lies felt more real to me than the truth.  Truth in my face when I needed to have the truth in my face to counter the searing, crushing darkness.

You have been the body of Christ to me, the answers to your own prayers for me.


He is here, with His grace, in the pit.


The words will come.


They are coming.


But for now, thank you.  We thank God for you and love you so very, very much.







So Much Gratitude

August 4, 2014 at 9:44 PM by Rebecca Keeney


Hello friends of Joe and Susanna. This is Becky again to update you on some things. First and foremost I have been asked to express heartfelt appreciation for all of the love and caring concern you have expressed through the comments on this blog. You have no idea how much your love has meant to Susanna as she has walked through these first very hard days without Tommy. It will take her some time to be able to carefully read through every one of your comments and really soak in the truth of the messages you shared but she has seen some and is blessedly overwhelmed by them.

The second thing I would like to share with you is the plan for a memorial service. It will be held on August 16th at 2:00pm at Calvary Church on Landis Valley Road in Lancaster. Light refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome to come and support the Musser family as we celebrate Tommy’s life and the ministry God has worked through his short life.

I am convinced that Tommy’s ministry continues. As you may have noticed on the You Caring web site any amount more than is needed for the stated purpose of burial and headstone expenses will be given to the Pleven Project. Through this and other means I am sure that Tommy’s legacy of the value of adoption will continue. Those of us who watched him blossom and grow with the love, medical care and family interaction are so thankful for the opportunity to know this precious young man.