Sunday, December 29, 2013

Remembering together

Madeleine’s Blog

December 29, 2013
So do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
Isaiah 41:10

It was a very moving day yesterday.

I am struggling to describe how it was, but I can tell you that I went away profoundly touched and impacted by what I saw and heard.

Right from the beginning of the service, we heard that this time was to be a celebration of Madeleine's life, and the effect of that life on all of us. Yes, there were tears. But there was so much more than that.

For now, I will just post the video slideshow that contains so many wonderful photos from Madeleine's life (set to music). Thank you to all of you who sent photos, many of which we were able to include in the following video...

Video Slideshow (click here)

In the upcoming days, I will update this page with more video taken from the service, including the sharing by her parents, coach Mark Stanley, and others.

Thank you again for joining with us yesterday. It was deeply touching to be surrounded by so many people who have been a part of our lives over the years.


2 comments:

Judy Kenneally Miller said...

Remembering together is a perfect description of Madeleine's memorial....it was wonderful and painful at the same time; I was glad to be anchored on each side by my family. Glad to see the slide show again, Madeleine' spunk came thru in each and every one, the Italian word "vivace" comes to mind: am sure there are many translations but the one I want to use here is "lively, vital, bright, keen, hardheaded and vivid" All of this was Madeleine...I wish I had known her better....

Kathy Buffo said...

I was not able to make the memorial, but my daughter Taylor said it was beautiful. I watched the video and it brought tears to my eyes. I so wish I would have gotten to know her. Only met her a couple of times. She was a beautiful person and always smiling when I saw. her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.