When Maddy loved, she truly loved with her whole heart. She loved her Papaw wholeheartedly no doubt. He had always been a huge part of her everyday life for most of her life. I know from personal experience all the reasons she loved him so, as he is my father and in my eyes no one else compares to that man. She sat beside him in his final days every moment she was able to be there and didn’t leave his side the entire time. Her Papaw knew her love for him and she had no doubt that she was loved unconditionally by the most courageous and influential man I’ve ever known.
Just before Maddy left us I was able to get to her before her spirit was gone. I was there with my baby and through all the panic, pleading for her not to leave me and CPR I know she could feel the love in my heart for her. I know she knew I was there with her trying to save her while we waited for the paramedics. I felt her leave me just before they walked in and got to her. Her spirit had already left and I knew following the ambulance and even walking into the hospital that she was gone.
See Maddy’s heart broke into a million pieces when my Dad passed away and even through my pleads & the love she felt in my heart in those last moments she was already reunited with her Papaw and Jesus; she was not turning back. Maddy left this world knowing she was not alone and I know she could feel the love in my heart. I am thankful for that. I am also thankful that she knew without doubt that she was loved unconditionally not just in that moment, but her entire life. I am thankful that Maddy’s broken heart has been forever mended.
I completely lost myself that day. My only comfort is knowing that I shall be reunited with them both one day. Until that day I have to believe.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18