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Susan Rose

Dr. Susan R. Rose/Mrs. Robert Rose


A Bit About Me

I'm a mother, grandmother, professor, author, speaker, and wife (I'll always be his). Until October 20,2020, I lived with my husband, Robert (Bob) Rose, in Louisville, Ky. Bob went into the NAVY directly after his graduation from Paul Blazer High School in our hometown of Ashland, KY, in 1980 and was stationed on the USS Saipan when we met on a Blind Date on June 15, 1982. He was stationed at the NAVAL Annex in Arlington, Virginia when we married on June 4, 1983. We chose to discharge from the NAVY in 1985 and settled in Louisville. Bob held a BS in Mgmt. Info. Systems from Sullivan University and an MBA from Webster University. He managed electric distribution at Louisville, Gas and Electric and was with LG&E for 35 years in various positions from IT to Management. On that awful day of October 20,2020, my life profoundly changed, when this amazing man went on to Heaven. Married so young, we literally grew up together. We raised a family together and had a wonderful journey. We weren't ready for it to be over!


After Bob moved to Heaven, I embraced my love of writing as an outlet for grief. I know this is God leading me to honor Bob through using my background and experience to fulfill a new life purpose. Hence, this site is my attempt to share what I learned as a Counselor in education with what I am learning through this experience of walking this earth without him. My mission is to help those in grief move forward to see joy beyond this most painful time.


Our son, David, graduated from Western Kentucky University majoring in Broadcast Communication and minoring in English in May 2009. He completed a Master of Arts degree at University of the Cumberlands and is currently teaching English in Bullitt County, Kentucky. He completed a Ph.D. from University of the Cumberlands in December 2021. He met his new bride, Caitlyn, in April 2021 after we lost his father. They married on September 2, 2022. Caitlyn is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) in Louisville.


Our daughter, Lauren, married Anthony (Tony) Brown on 07-07-07. She graduated from University of Kentucky in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently a stay at home for our grandchildren - Olivia, Noah, and Sam. Tony graduated from University of Kentucky with a Pharmacy Doctorate and is currently practicing in Louisville, Kentucky.


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Louisville, 2007

  • Rank 1/Standard Certificate, School Counseling, University of Louisville, 2002

  • M.Ed., School Counseling, University of Louisville, 1999

  • B.S., Education (Middle School Math and Language Arts), University of Louisville, 1992



  • Professor, University of the Cumberlands

  • Director of School Counseling, University of the Cumberlands

  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of the Cumberlands

  • Dean, School of Education, University of the Cumberlands

  • Associate Professor, University of the Cumberlands

  • President and CEO of Counseling Today

  • Elementary School Counselor, Jefferson County Public Schools/Trimble County Public Schools

  • Middle School Counselor, Jefferson County Public Schools



  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certificate Number 291014

  • National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Certificate Number 291014

  • School Counseling, Grades K-12, Kentucky, Certificate Number 200101957

  • School Counseling, Grades K-12, Indiana, License Number 1025407

  • Teaching in the Middle Grades, Language Arts & Math, Kentucky, Certificate Number 200101957

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