Sweet, sweet Abby, words cannot describe how much you are loved. Your service was perfect, and we must continue to celebrate your life through reaching out to others and enjoying every moment.
Pastor Sara Wolbrecht was beautiful and Carl did a fabulous job with his readings of some of the CaringBridge entries. Aunt Carol, your piano playing was simply beautiful (I envy your talent). Then there was Bryan and Becca, Karen, April and Paul with such warm and wonderful stories. Leslie was amazing, the courage and strength it took to walk up in front of that microphone and speak from her heart was perfect. What a beautiful day to celebrate Abby and all the people touched by her. Your Celebration of Life Movie was so enjoyable to create and Carl, and I was so happy to live a life with you through your memories.
The friends and family supporting Leslie, Hugh, Hailey, and Abby around the country have been incredible, and it was such a pleasure getting to know so many close friends over the past couple of weeks. All of you hold such a special place in my heart.
As we now continue our lives and walk back into the storm that surrounds us, may we be lifted and strengthened by Abby’s voice of life in every moment.
Hugh, Leslie, and Hailey…we already miss you.
Abby, thank you for introducing us to our new friends and family. Thank you for opening our hearts in ways we never knew. Thanks for letting me spend your last nine days with you. Thanks for introducing me to my sister, your mom.