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Goodbye, sweet girl

Nose = raw
Eyes = sore
Head = aching
Heart = hurting

Today was Delaney’s funeral.

I really can’t say much about it, just that it was beautiful. We heard so many stories of the impact that Delaney had on the world around her. I shared my own personal love for her and how my life is better for having had the chance to know her. As much as it hurts to have her gone, I know that I’m thankful for the brief time she shared her joy with me.

I often hear “I don’t know how you continue to do it”, but there really isn’t an option. There is no choice to just stick your head in the ground and pretend it isn’t happening. There is no way to meet these kids and NOT fall in love with them. And there is no way not to feel the tremendous pain of their loss when their diseases take them much too early.

Every day is a blessing that we should never take for granted. Treasure the time and love you are gifted with.

Thank you all for your sweet comments and emails, your prayers are carrying me through this time.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

3 Comments on “Goodbye, sweet girl”

  1. #1 Heather
    on Feb 29th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Thinking of you, my friend. You are wonderful!

    Have a great weekend!
    Love & FROG,

  2. #2 Shelley Clements
    on Mar 1st, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I know for sure that you have given the Potterbaums immeasurable comfort over the past few days- you are so precious. You are one I'd want to walk with through dark, deep valleys and also in those happy, golden times. You are a gift.

    Praying for the 'Baums and for you (and your kids, too!)

    And reminding myself to 'Give Thanks IN Everything' (1 Thessalonians 5:18) …not giving thanks FOR everything.

    For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (2 Corinthians 1:5)

    Hugs and love and prayers and frogs, too–

  3. #3 Natalie Willis
    on Mar 1st, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    My daughter, Mandy, age 7 just started chemo yesterday for optic glioma. I was searching around the web, unable to sleep and came across your site. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful friend Delaney. God Bless