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 people...to 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!