Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet Marley


I want to share the post that was written today by Marley Moore's aunt on the CaringBridge page dedicated to Marley. As those of you who have been following me for sometime know, Marley is the face of the I Feel the Love Project, the cards for causes project I started in June of 2011.  Marley was the recipient of our cards for the month of July 2011. 

"It's been one year today since Marley went to meet Jesus. 

I remember it like it was yesterday. We had just returned from our honeymoon, and by the grace of God, we were able to go see her and spend time with her during her final hours. Even in her last moments, she was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. 

While it's been a year, some of the memories still remain so fresh. I will never forget the pain of watching her take her last breaths, and the agony of watching Brent and Nikki say goodbye as they held their sweet little girl for the last time.

But was it really the last time? 

The world wants us to think that when we let her go one year ago, we let her go forever. But we didn't. It's one year later, and the pain is still there...she's still gone, there is still a void. But our HOPE is not gone. 

One day, in the blink of an eye, we will meet our Creator. We will bow in awe at the beauty of our Savior, just as our precious Marley did one year ago. As we walk down the streets of gold, we will stand captivated by the beauty and wonder that surrounds us.Then, off in the distance, we will hear a small, childlike giggle. We'll look to see her running towards us. We'll greet her with tears and smiles, and scoop her up in our arms, spin her around, and cling to her beautiful, perfect, healthy, little body. 

And then...we will never have to say goodbye again.

So, while today marks one year without her, it also marks one year closer to seeing her again. One year closer to spending eternity with her. One year closer to praising God right alongside her...forever.

Looking back over the past 12 months, I can't count the number of times that Nikki has said to me, "I don't know how people do this without God." And the fact of the matter is, they don't. 

They don't have hope. They don't have peace. But most of all, they don't have eternity. 

But we do. And Mar, we will see you again."

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

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