So when the are no more forks in the road, no U-turns signs, how do you face what can be perceived by some as a dead-end? How do you say goodbye or until we meet again? With absolute faith... He will show you the way. Given the incredible sunrise that tearful January morning I actually saw the light... Madi did too, I'm certain of that. Praying for miracles... the show-me-a sign came a tad late in the game for me, I never stopped believing and He did come through: I guess I appreciated seeing an oh-my-God visual reference, but Madi already knew her way Home.
So does one say goodbye or until we meet again when many who knew her from junior and high school who were FB friends, but didn't know what was going on? Madi drafted a note, screen print below... the bottom paragraph says it all. I don't think she ever posted or sent it but it rings so true, so worth sharing. A humble thanks to everyone who loved her... she felt ya.
Angela and I will be home from our retreat in a couple of days (and yes, our house-sitter is armed). We'll confirm the 18th and what we think Madi'd might want it to look like, which may include a brief and very informal service. Many close friends and family had an opportunity to celebrate her life in September, no obligations or expectations looking ahead, but given Madi mentioned a final one later last year which felt to me like she considered a forum to offer us peace, comfort, and closure.