When I think of a woman, other than my mother, who has influenced me in my life, I think of a woman who I looked up to and admired during my teen years. Her name is Sue Dorsey. She was the Kindergarten school teacher at the Christian school I attended, my Girl’s Ensemble teacher and the choir director in our church.
She was always such a proper lady with such a caring spirit yet she knew how to laugh and have fun. I always admired her faithfulness. She took her choir ministry in the church seriously because of Who we were doing it for, the Lord Jesus Christ. Before practice each Sunday, I can remember her praying the we would sing with a “holy boldness”. She always wanted the Lord to be glorified in what she did. She was always so organized and prompt; (and she liked for us to be too! 🙂 )
The Bible talks of the aged women teaching the younger women (through example and with words). I did not realize at the time how much I was learning from just observing. Many things in our lives are “caught” rather than “taught”. I am thankful to the Lord for putting Mrs. Sue Dorsey in my life as a continuing example of faithfulness. I go back to visit my home church where I grew up and I find her still in her place.
It is such a sweet thing to me to see such faithfulness in the life of a woman to her Lord. She has encouraged me to do the same because there may be a young girl somewhere out there watching my life. I pray to be that Godly influence to her.
With much love and a grateful heart,