I am having a very hard time trying to figure out a way to write about my experience in Colorado. Maybe its because the emotions are still so raw. Maybe its because I am not ready for closure. Maybe I don't want to face the finality of it all. I don't know. What I do know is that I never want to have to watch another family go through what my friends are going through.
The service was beautiful. It started with a "waggie" ride in Tuesday's honor and continued with beautiful music, words of encouragement, and pictures of the child that touched us all. There were no dark colors. Instead there were pink balloons which were released in Tuesday's honor. JK and Charley held themselves together with the same grace that there daughter always showed. Their love for each other gave me faith that they will survive this.
The Whitts are beautiful people. They are the type of people who just attract others with their spirit. Even in their sadness and mourning, love just exudes from that family. It often seems like tragedy hits the least deserving. I believe Tuesday was given to the Whitts because they were worthy of her love and incredibly special gift. Tuesday has touched so many with her smile and her story. Tuesday is going to change the world. She has already changed mine. Through Tuesday so many have found God. Through Tuesday so many have become aware of what truly matters. Now, through Tuesday we are going to raise money and awareness of neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers. In the coming weeks, months, and years I will be committed to helping Tuesday's family with fundraising. I will keep you all posted on our endeavors both large and small. I pray that our efforts will help prevent others from having to endure this horrible disease. Together we will move forward and make sure Tuesday's light will forever shine.