A Happy Heart She Cannot Hide, This Woman is Soon to be a Bride



Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher

My friends Pattie and Katrina gave Amanda a wedding shower recently. They created so many beautiful details—painted signs, wedding cake cookies, even the name blocks. The wedding is just around the corner; we’re starting to shift into gear. I finished a manuscript and am ready to send it off (hoping, hoping, hoping there will be minimal revisions), getting ready for a steady stream of house guests, including two little adorable ones: Blake and Kaitlyn. My daughter Meredith will be heading home from China this weekend. The next few weeks will be VERY exciting around here!


(left) Amanda with her maid of honor, Kaitlyn, and (right) Amanda with her soon-to-be-niece, Kaitlyn

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Such an exciting time for you! Enjoy every minute! Hugs!

  2. Wonderful! I hope you can relax (as much as is possible) and enjoy every moment.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Wendy! Definitely much easier to relax when you’re a MOG (mother of groom) than a MOB (mother of bride). And I do plan to enjoy every moment! Btw…I’m partial to Wendy’s! My sister is a Wendy. 🙂

  3. Kathleen Berman says:

    It looks warm, welcoming, and intimate. Best wishes to all. Have a sparkling time creating memories for a lifetime.

  4. Best wishes to the happy couple! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  5. Jackie Tessnair says:

    She is beautiful,going to make a beautiful bride.Hope you post pictures.Love the names too,my husband’s name is Gary and my daughter’s name is Amanda.