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February 19, 2014
We have been immersing ourselves in all of the details surrounding Lucy's Celebration of Life Ceremony in what feels like our last great act of love for our special girl, our Lucy.

Though Lucy's life on this earth was short, we have more than 60,000 photos and videos that we have collected!   I am proud to say that I have gone through all of the photos, but maybe not all of the videos, that will take me some time to do.  We find tremendous comfort in seeing all of the pictures.   I think if we were to print off all of the photos and flip through them we could probably relive Lucy's entire life, and drain our bank account at the same time.  We are putting a video tribute together, but don't worry it won't contain 60,000 photos, I promise.

I want to talk with you about a few things.  Things that I know we have had thoughts about when we have been in your position...

Going to a funeral is difficult, period.  Going to a child's funeral, it just feels wrong!  Children are supposed to grow up, not die!  I can recall a time when Drew and I were going to attend a viewing for a baby.  I was afraid to go, afraid of what I would feel, and what I would see... But then my very wise, and at times all too knowing, husband said to me and I quote, "It's not about you, it's about supporting others in their time of need".  So true, so true...

We are truly planning on celebrating Lucy's life on Saturday, and we want to invite ANYONE whose life has been touched by our little girl's life to attend.  All are welcome, young and old, we mean that!  Friends, loved ones, and those we have never meet but who "know" us either through the words on our blog or through the words of others...we want to meet you and hear your stories of how our special girl, our Lucy, had an impact in this world.  As parents, the greatest desire for our children is to know that they made a difference in the world.

We want to thank ALL of you who surrounded Lucy with love in her final weeks of life.  The overflowing LOVE was... simply amazing.  Thousands of cards, posters, stickers, decorations, hearts, affirmations of love, crafts, balloons, flowers, candy, cookies, works of art...were truly inspiring and are helping to carry us through the most difficult season of our life.  We are hoping to display many of these items at her service on Saturday.  Come out and see for yourself what it means to be surrounded in love!

Our hope is for the service to be powerful!  It will be full of love and remembrances from some of the amazing people in our life.  Though Lucy's physical body will not be present, her spirit will be!

We could never pull off a service of this magnitude without the time and energy, love and support of many wonderful those people, thank you!

We are excited to celebrate with all of you Lucy Grace's amazing life...she will forever live on in our hearts.

One more thing, if you ordered a "For the Love of Lucy" shirt we want you to wear it on Saturday!!!  It will be a powerful statement of love to see all of those shirts together.  If you have not ordered a shirt yet, you're in luck, we extended the deadline for ordering until the end of the day on Sunday, February 23rd!  Click here to access the web-store.

Thank you for your love and support, thoughts and prayers.   We could never do this alone and are so grateful that we don't have to!

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Franci said...

You are amazing, but that is nothing new. Hope your service is all that you hope for! Love and peace to you all!

Mary Pauline said...

When my little sister died a year ago, we too thought our last great act of love, our final chance to let the world know of our beautiful little red headed Miss Mischief would be at her funeral... How wrong we were! On her 1yr anniversary, my sister had the idea to see if we could spread her love by doing good deeds for others and leaving a note with #Honoringmaura... by the days end, THOUSANDS of people around the world had helped us celebrate her short yet beautiful life!
So, while Lucy's earthly life has ended, her legacy and love are only beginning to spread. Her beautiful life, while so very, very short, has done and will continue to do SO much good.
You all have our utmost prayers as you prepare for her celebration of life. Our hearts will be with you on Saturday.

Chanda Griese said...

Thank you for sharing your heart and the beautiful life of your sweet Lucy. May the love of God enfold you all as you are missing her so much.

Maureen said...

To the Marlett family,

I have followed Lucy's story from the very beginning. My own daughter sounded so similar to Lucy and was born a few months after her. I would frequently visit your page and catch up on Lucy's story. When I learned of her passing the other day, it touched me in an indescribable way. I never met your daughter, just read about her. I do not know your family, except what I have read. Your grace and love for your sweet girl was so apparent. Please know that her story has touched so many of us from afar. I will be praying for peace for your family in the difficult weeks that are to follow. May your beautiful daughter rest in peace.