(((I realize that there are many who stumble upon (or over) this blog as a result of a chance meeting with someone who knows Makenzie. If you are one of whom I speak, then this post is for you; a quick synopsis of my little girl who is dancing with Jesus (and with us :)) on the streets of gold.)))
How would you sum up your life? Photo’s speak your memory. Writings tell your story. Relationships carry your legacy. Yet if you were asked what phrase would describe your existence on this earth, what would it be?
Makenzie’s phrase would be “Live, Laugh, Love.” I saw it in a store (again) not too long ago; carved in a rustic piece of flat board and stenciled with vines. Nice phrase, but to me … now … it rebirths memories of who my little girl whom God has used to change so many of us.
Live: Makenzie embraced life with all of its adventure and wonder; easily calling a dead bug or a dissected mink “amazing!”
Love: Makenzie disliked some, but loved all. Friends and family who were easy to love, often watched from the sidelines as she found time for and loved on those to whom society had placed off the center. People who were new at school or who had isolated themselves for whatever reason couldn’t escape her bouncing into their world with a friendly, “Hey guys!”
All of this … Live, Laugh, Love … grew out of the core relationship in her life. That core was not me; not her mom, brother or sister. Not friends or other family. Makenzie’s core relationship was (and is) with this guy. His name is Jesus. And He makes life worth living (oh, and loving).
What would your life phrase be?
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)