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Thank You March 25, 2015

Today was such a long, lovely day. I am exhausted, but I’ve laughed more today and in the last week than I thought was possible. Sarah James said it seems like there has been more laughter than tears, which is saying something, because there have been a lot of those, too.

You all have just knocked us out with love this week. Each conversation tonight was so perfect, and gave us extra pieces of her–there are so many.

We are blessed by you. It’s as simple and profound as that.

Until tomorrow,
Emily

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Visitation and Memorial Info March 20, 2015

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Today we decided on the visitation and the memorial service, both of which will be held at Fellowship Bible Churchwhich is located at 1210 Franklin Road in Brentwood.

  • Visitation – Tuesday, March 24 4-7 pm and Wednesday, March 25 from 1-2 pm
  • Memorial Service – Wednesday, March 25 beginning at 2 pm 

 

In a post shortly after her diagnosis, when trying to find a way to cope with what her life had shifted to look like, my mom wrote:

I moved step-by-step through the minutes and hours and days. I reminded myself that none of this surprised God and that He had always been faithful in the rough patches of my life. I just breathed in and breathed out, and I prayed to be a good witness of His goodness no matter what. When I felt those moments of panic creeping up, I refused to allow them to take root because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to stop the fear if they did…

The truth is that there is no right way to handle this. Focused or disorganized, controlled or emotional, organized or erratic, poised or angry—there is no wrong reaction. The events of this week confirm that life is fragile and there are no guarantees.

There’s a lot of things to do, but going through these motions–putting tasks on lists and checking them off (or, assigning them to other people to check off)–is the way we are coping right now. We are making decisions and making calls, and trying to remember to eat and rest when we need to. We feel wrapped in the knowledge that you are all with us in this, that your love for her is deep and true.