Memorial Service Video March 27, 2015

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The service on Wednesday was so lovely. There are dozens of people to thank–too many for me to even begin that process here–and there has been a lot for me to do this week (for which I’ve been so thankful), but at no point did I feel overwhelmed. Having tasks to complete has made moving through the days more bearable, a thing that I would do well to remember now that there are fewer of them.

I’ll be honest–I haven’t watched this completely through. It will probably be a long time before I’m able to, but that’s ok. We had the service recorded because we wanted all of you who were unable to attend to have the option of viewing it. We felt it captured perfectly what we wanted–to honor and celebrate my momma’s extraordinary life.




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.