Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet Marley

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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.


  1. Thanks for sharing Madison

    Hugs, Sheena

  2. Thanks Madison for reminding me of all the things I have to be thankful for in this life.
    God Bless

  3. Beautiful post from Marley's aunt. Thanks for sharing this letter with all of us, Madison. You are such a beautiful, compassionate young lady.

  4. Beautiful post Madison. I love the perspective they year they've been without her, yet one year closer to seeing her again. Amazing faith in action!!

  5. Thank you for sharing this Madison. As I have said before your compassion surpasses your years and I know many people are blessed from knowing you and your outreach program.. Thanks for sharing the letter
    Big Hugs, DIANA L.

  6. This brought a tear to my eye even if i didn't know about this when this was happening but i do know now and it so encourages me to keep going and to look for more people to help and to do more than that bless these dear people.
    You are so sweet, talented and creative for such a young lady.

  7. Thank you for sharing this Madison.Thank You for allowing me to participate with this beautiful cause every month.I wait anxiously for you to name the following months recipients...just to get started and post on my blog informing the followers of what they can do to help.Thank You for the inspiration.You are a blessing!You are an Angel.....
    Enjoy your weekend my friend,

  8. I just happen to some how find your blog just now and then some how come across this particular day's post. I am new at this posting thing. So I don't know the details of the situation, but your inspiration touched me. I've been a christian my whole life, or at least as long as I can remember and I can't imagine life with Jesus. I can't fathom not knowing our beautiful Savior. I lost my dad earlier this year. And too watched him take his last breath. Saying goodbye is hard. But your right, and I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Each day that goes by is one day closer to being able to be in the presence of our loving Father in heaven. Thank you for this post

    1. Samantha, you are welcome. I believe you were meant to read this post:) I am glad it touched your heart. Thank you for your comment and welcome to my blog:)



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