I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get back into the blogging game. I have another post I am working on but I thought it would be better if I first posted pictures from Katie Grace graduation.
Not gonna lie it was a little intimidating putting together a memorial service or graduation as we call it. There is so much you have to think about and plan. It’s pretty surreal. Suggestion for anybody out there facing a terminal illness and you are going to do a memorial service….plan plan plan ahead. Decisions were hard to make in the middle of it all…and many times we just had to limit the decisions we made on a day-to-day basis. In my humble opinion a simple plan is always easy to adjust and change but creating a whole plan can be a lot more work.
Despite our lack of planning I think the graduation ceremony was fantastic. Once again our community just swooped us up in love. My friend/boss Amy was our pastor she was someone who was there from the very beginning…a safe place I processed what my life was about to be that first month when Katie Grace was born and the same safe place I learned how to do life with Katie Grace. She was the perfect person to walk us all through saying goodbye! We had worship. My friend Michaelann read The Conversation, a post I wrote about what Katie Grace’s coming into the world was really about. Charles and I said a few words. We had a few people share. We prayed. And then we released 13 dozen balloons. Our final congratulations and goodbye to an stunning and powerful little girl.
To everybody who was able to make it….Thank you!
To those of you who have kept us in your prayers as we have ran this journey…. Thank you!
To Katie Grace I celebrate your race daughter. You came into this world with a destiny and you fought every step of the way. I am honored to be called your Momma and I am humbled to be the one who was entrusted with your tenacious loving soul. I celebrate that we have an eternity together and our time apart while I am here on earth will seem as nothing once our feet are upon the same ground. You daughter changed my life in the most painful and glorious ways ever. I am better then I ever thought I could be….Thank you!