i want to thank you all so very much for the sweet comments, tweets, texts, and calls about my mom. these last few days have been tough, but i have never before felt so blessed and loved. i wish i could respond to each one of you personally, but i just can't. and i can't even put into words how much i truly cherish your prayers and encouragement.
the funeral service yesterday was beautiful. it wasn't about sadness, but rather a celebration of life and hope. we shared sweet memories and pictures and songs. it was one of the hardest yet most wonderful days of my life. i know that in the coming days and months, i'll realize just how much i miss her. but really, i was so blessed to have been her daughter. and i can't wait to see her again!