Makenzie had a beautiful voice. Not only as she sang, but simply as she spoke. Her voice revealed everything about her. Goofy phrases such as, “That was intense – just like camping,” and the warm “Hi Daddy” welcomes she gave me in the hallway of our school told of a young women who loved Jesus, people, and life itself.
As more and more calendar pages are turned, the less and less I hear her voice. And the less and less I hear her voice, the more and more I desire it.
True, we have videos and recordings of her and yes, they capture the words she spoke, but they are static; frozen; saying the same things over and over and not engaging in the day to day conversations I had with her that built our relationship. Now I speak and she doesn’t answer. My words bounce off into nowhere and there is no reply. Oh, to hear one word from her but I know I’ll have to wait.
“I miss the sound of her voice.”
Life Changing Links …
- Tribute Video played at Makenzie’s Celebration Service.
- Makenzie’s Celebration Service Online – Click Here
- “I Dance For You My King” (Video: Makenzie’s song by Anthony Celia)
- “Image of Grace” (Video: Song written and played by Nathan Stocker)
- “Makenzie Memories” (a blog by one of her best friends, Katie Davis)