April 17, 2009
Dear Calvey family and Team Susie Scholarship Fund,
This past February I received one of the greatest honors of my life, for which I am forever thankful. What a wonderful surprise it was to be recognized and receive a scholarship that was a financial prayer answered and an enormous blessing. However, nothing can surpass the honor felt for receiving an award in remembrance of such a beautiful, giving person as Susan Calvey-Martin.
I had the privilege of knowing Susie when I joined Aggies for Life my first year of college. I was a quiet freshman, nervous about the new experiences of college life, and Susie always made me feel comfortable and at home in the group. Susie was pro-life without apologies, and how beautifully her passion and love for the unborn showed every moment I was blessed to spend with her. I specifically remember reading Susie’s Facebook profile where she had written a section about the evils of abortion and why she dedicated herself to the fight for the unborn. After reading this, I remember taking time to admire how much courage and trust in God Susie carried in her heart. Courage in the pro-life work was something I deeply struggled with my freshman year. At times I seriously felt like giving up out of fear of persecution. I praise God with a thankful heart for putting people like Susie in my life to give a powerful example of how true perseverance and compassion in being the voice for the unborn should look like.
I was trained as a sidewalk counselor my junior year of college. Saving the lives of children and mothers was and still is my reason for dedicating myself to the service. However, in the midst of it all, it appears that sidewalk counseling has also helped save me by deepening my love and dependence on God and allowing me to partake in the sufferings of Christ. This May I will graduate from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and move to Houston to pursue a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the Texas Woman’s University. I am excited about contacting the Houston Coalition for Life and, hopefully, engaging in the pro-life activities at the Catholic Church I will be attending.
Again, thank you so much for choosing me to receive such a special scholarship. Susie and you, her family, will always be remembered in my prayers. I know Susie’s faith and example will continue to be an inspiration to me for the rest of my life, and I pray that I may follow in her footsteps.
God bless you,
Big News on Sept. 18th, 2010 Susie's Scholarship was endowed. God bless you Susie, your dream is alive!
April 17, 2009