So much to say, yet somehow no words come easily. Maddie Jennings was such a light in so many lives. Even in her darkest hours, she was courageous and strong, and could always find a reason to laugh. She blessed me immensely over the last 2 years, through deep heartache and tears, laughter, long talks, and super fun trips. She was truly one of a kind. Maddie was a gift to me, and one that will always have a chunk of my heart.
I rejoice in knowing that she is free from the brokenness of her body, and that she's in the presence of our Savior. I have the most beautiful mental image of Maddie entering heaven, and my mom being right there to greet her with the biggest hug. I have no doubt they are already great friends. In the words of Shauna Sanderson, "They are getting the party started for us!" Though we are heartbroken, Maddie would want all of us to smile. She and I had many conversations about eternity, and how thankful we are that because of Jesus there is a way for us to live eternally in perfect peace. If you don't know this Jesus, she wants you to, and so do I. "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." -James 1:12
Maddie persevered under trial. She stood the test. She loved the Lord. I have no doubt that she has received her crown of life as she worships the creator of the universe.
Until I get there, precious one. ❤️