Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church

Suzy’s Story

2 September 2023

Rev Suzy tells why she supported our Brick by Brick campaign in the name of her parents; For Margaret Sitton & In Memory of Carl Sitton
After Dad passed in 2021 Mum decided that she would sell up in Brisbane and relocate to Proserpine to be close by her family. As a young girl, she had been in many eisteddfods for public speaking known as elocution. Her beautiful voice has recited many poems and stories. Her greatest gift was in her bible reading and writing and reading her own prayers of the people. She was pastoral care co-ordinator at our home church in Geebung and secretary of church council. Her ability to pray with and for others especially for the various ministers who served in Geebung also extended to bible studies with parents while their children were at Sunday School. On her arrival in Proserpine, she was warmly welcomed and took the opportunity to read and pray in church. This was only for a short time as Alzheimers has silenced her voice and jumbled her thoughts. One thing that does remain is her connection to God through the hands that care for her and as Dad always said, “You are never alone”. God is with Mum now and forever. May you be encouraged to hold the hand of others in their struggles and yes through the chaos of dementia.  The beautiful moments I have with Mum are when I trim and file her nails and massage her hands as this is something we have always done. This contribution is something Margaret and Carl Sitton would have been delighted to make.