These last two days have been brutal. They have also been an indescribable blessing. A Brutal Blessing. Yep…that about sums it up.
We are confused. We are mad. We are broken-hearted.
We are also thankful that he is whole. Healthy. Cancer-free. Pain-free. Beautifully and completely healed.
On Wednesday, I officiated the memorial service. About 300 people who knew him, loved him, were related to him, went to school with him, or provided him medical treatment celebrated his life and mourned his passing.
This morning I stood with the family beside the grave. Stories were told. Tears were shed. Embraces were shared. And yes, even laughs escaped our lips.
As I prepared for the service, I realized that this little man taught me some profound lessons in the short time I knew him. I shared these lessons at the service. His parents gave me permission to share them here as well. [Read more…] about Life Lessons From An Amazing 7-year-old (A Tribute to the Life of Jay Ellis)