Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ever since my epic Monday I've been resting this week. Quiet. Reflecting.
I knew today would be "epic" in its own way too. Shannon's beautiful story of our Sara debuted on the (in)RL webcast event at (in)courage.
Shannon also lovingly made it possible for me to view and attend the conference.
I watched it first with my friend Amy.
And then two times by myself.
I almost took a photo of the pile of kleenex I went through...
I both leapt for joy and grieved over the Gitz sized hole left in my heart.
In fact, I thought of her all day last Monday at the State Bank Pay it Forward ceremony.
in the three short years that I knew her... she grew me into who I am today...
And whenever someone sees "something" in me, or my writing... truly... it grew from what she taught me. In a way, you see her.
These were some of the things said about her by those who knew her and loved her in our blog community:
"She poured into others."
"She made peoples hearts her intent."
"She served others. She needed to be served, but she served others."
Plus so, so many other profound statements.
I'd like to think each of us lucky enough to have had her in our lives, carry pieces of her with us. Her story lives on in us and through us.
Shannon brought all those pieces together and wove them into a beautifully crafted tapestry of the story of Sara's life.
I was a hot mess afterwards. And then I simply remembered to do what Sara embodied the entire time... to choose joy. I chose to go back and let my heart fill with joy.
What will you do to choose joy today?
You can still register and attend the (in)RL conference today! Go to (in)courage and check it out.
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