I have never done this before [reblogged someone elses blog], but this morning, as I am moved to tears and heartache and rejoicing all in the same breath, I find myself compelled to further spread out the love that emenated from sweet Daisy Love during her fleeting yet intrepidly beautiful time spent this side of heaven. Now as she rejoices with angels, we mourn for and simultaneously rejoice in a precious life well lived. Daisy was only eight when she went to be with Jesus, and yet I find myself wanting to live more like her at 26.
I was tremendously moved by these words from her mother:
My final request to all who read this blog: love. Love your babies, your husbands, mothers, sisters. Love each day like it’s your last. All you mamas out there, you have been entrusted with the precious gift of a human life who depends on you. Enjoy your gift. Breathe in the scent of your child’s hair, breath. Let them cook with you and make a mess of the kitchen. Play hide and seek with them, build sand castles with them, take them on picnics, read to them! Listen to them, value and respect them, never shame them. Your words they will carry with them their whole life and you have the power to give them wings or stunt their growth. Motherhood can be tough but it’s worth it. It can be exhausting, boring, tedious, but never for long. You blink and they’re grown. It has been my honor and privilege to love Daisy these last 8 years. I’m thankful for every minute; the joyful and the terrible alike.
Please join me in praying for the Merrick family as they learn to navigate the every day without their sweet daughter’s smile to comfort them and laughter to brighten their hearts. If you knew Daisy or the Merrick family or are a part of the Reality Church family, the memorial will be streamed live. Click here to view their blog and find our more details.
Grace & Peace & Comfort from the One who dances with Daisy.