Gibson's memorial was amazing. Being a week after he'd passed we were secretly dreading the day. We felt as if each day that week we'd gotten a little bit stronger. I was worried that the emotions of going through the whole day would just knock me down again. And yes, it was emotional. But the best way I can describe the day was Beautiful. Yes, even in the midst of great loss the beautiful love & grace of God abounded. We were surrounded by those we hold so dear. They all came together in an unimaginable way. Our families gathered around and came from far. My dearest friends from Dallas & Nashville were there. My MOMS club, our parent's friends, Daniel's co-workers, Gibson's nurses & doctors... the list goes on.
And our amazing church family came together to honor Gibson and his sweet life in the most touching ways. The service was just perfect. They went above & beyond what we could hope for.
The night Gibson died the hospital placed a card with a beautiful tree of life on his door. It spoke to my heart immediately. I knew I wanted the service to be focused around a tree and Revelations 21:5, "Behold I am making all things new... these words are trustworthy and true." From there our extremely talented friend Megan came up with the beautiful tree design. (She will be selling prints soon for those who've asked!) We knew what songs had spoken to us and our wonderful worship team (who are dear friends) pulled it all together and honored us with their talents. Morgan & the team at CCC spoke to our hearts and prayed for us and we were all so moved by the sweet time together.
At the end of the day Daniel & I laid in bed and cried, not out of pain, but out of love. We felt so completely overwhelmed in the very best way.
Daniel's sister Sarah painted this gorgeous tree and everyone was asked to fingerprint and sign in that way. It is so special to us.
I will share more in the days to come about all who have blessed us so much during this time.
For now we wanted to share the video shown at the end of the service. This is to the song "Beautiful Things" by Gungor.