About Me

My photo
Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Amanda Crow. I am a mother of four amazing children: three who are here with me on earth, and one who is awaiting our reunion in heaven. I am a homeschooling mom who embraces the life God has given me.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Macie Memorial Meet

This weekend, February 27, was the Macie Crow Memorial gymnastics meet at our YMCA. This was the 2nd time Kaylee has competed in this meet. It is always difficult. You are mourning the loss of one daughter and cheering another daughter on at the same time....something no one else can understand. Prior to the meet starting, our family was presented with flowers and one of the coaches wrote and read the following poem:

Remembering Macie

Unfair, it is, so brief a stay
you had down here on Earth.
Unfair to us who knew you,
who knew what you were worth.
We thought we knew that laugh, those eyes,
would one day grow old,
but what we didn't know was we were wrong;
that, we were never told.
So now all we have are memories,
which, though happy, draw a tear,
reminding us how temporary
life can be, I fear.
Let this reminder set us straight;
let your example be our guide.
Take nothing e'er for granted;
be happy, smile wide.
For we know that you would want us
to live as merrily as we can;
treat each day as our last,
to live up to God's own plan.
And when our thoughts choose to stray
on how you touched our lives,
we'll remember the joy with which you lived,
and that with which you died,
knowing Heaven awaited
your flipping, jumping, grinning soul.
We miss is still down here, that smile lighting up the gym,
but we benefited; from knowing you our hearts are full.
We may continue to ache,
for your person from here is gone.
Your tiny frame has left us,
yet your smile lingers on...

-Coach Ashlynn

Isn't that beautiful? I am so thankful for the people in our life that still love and care about our daughter. It means so much to us!