Hi everyone. Well, it is over. The month long run of memorials and gatherings has ended...
for now. :-)
Something tells me that Gad isn't through with us just yet, and that much more will be revealed.
First off, I want to thank my in-law family for working their butts off today to make the reception so great. It was AWESOME. It took a lot of time and effort to cater for 200 and still be a part of the service, but they did it with grace.
I also want to thank Wayne Jones for transcribing practically from scratch the solo piano piece that Bella and I listened to HUNDREDS of times over the past 17 months. He and his wife Amy produce A LOT of CDs for the Lifescapes brand (that's that kiosk in the middle of Target). When he found out how much we listened to that piece, Twilight Echo, his company gave me two CASES of it to give away during all the memorials and gatherings. Please take a second and bounce over to he and his wife's latest undertaking by just clicking on his name above.
Thanks to all who came in attendance physically and over the internet. The video is up at http://bit.ly/d6xtNo to watch. The sound sometimes gets crazy but that's what you get for live internet TV.
Thanks to our amazing guest speakers.
Thank you all who offered up energy, prayers, thoughts, wishes, and overall positive vibes.
I think the service did Bella justice.
It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful location, filled with beautiful people mourning the loss and celebrating the life of one beautiful little girl. I am just so honored to be Bella's daddy, and I know Angelique feels the same way about being her mommy. What a gift.
There is no way that it is supposed to go. There is just the way it goes. Set a course, listen for feedback from the winds, change course if necessary, but never think that you can control the winds, or that there should be any wind at all. The more that you can simply BE with what is, the more peace, serenity, and power you will have in the face of whatever it is you are dealing with.
This is "the practice."