Thursday, September 24, 2009

The sun is shining...

God let it rain with our tears for the last 3 days. If you know Colorado, you know that this is rare. The sun is out today and with it I feel hope. Thank you all so much for your continued messages and feelings about all of us. I feel it and it is helping me very much, even though it is causing the tears to flow like the rain we had.
I was going to tally up the messages of love and hope that I have received on FaceBook, but there are too many. I feel like over the last 2 years and especially the last day and a half that I have experienced more love than just about anyone on the planet and there are no words that can express my gratitude for that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Services information, etc.

All, this is a copy of an email some of our dear friends have organized. They have given me the opportunity to grieve and have taken the reigns on the details of our formal get-togethers that will celebrate Heidi's life.

The "donation in lieu of flowers" idea, is, of course, theirs and all I can say is that I am humbled by it and recognize that the opportunity that for you to participate in something that Heidi wanted more than flowers that will perish in short order, is worth swallowing my pride in terms of accepting cash for anything personal. Rest assured, I don't "need" the money and anything you want to put in this account will be spent towards Heidi's final wishes to be buried at sea off the North Shore of Oahu. Please know that I will fulfill her wishes without regard for any donations and leave no responsibility anywhere near your direction for this.

All my best regards and love belong to you.
Begin forwarded message:

Our Beautiful Heidi is at peace at last.
We would you all to come help us celebrate her life.

Vigil Service
Friday, September 25th at 6:30 PM
St. Mark Catholic Church
9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Funeral Mass
Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church
9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

To help your children share their condolences with
Shelby, Rachel and Jillian please feel free to bring their
Mom's favorite flower, a sunflower, to the Friday evening services.

If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers,
donations can be made or mailed to:

US Bank
C/O Bill Sedgwick
Account number 103679326035
Wildcat Reserve Office
Inside King Soopers
2205 Wildcat Reserve Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Your donations will go towards a trip for Bill and the girls to take
Heidi back to the place she loves the most....Hawaii.

* As you know it is very difficult to find a group email list.
So if you can please look over the list to include anyone you know who we have neglected and forward this to them,
we would appreciate your help.

A beautiful poem...

Shared by a friend to me on FB today.
Thanks so much everyone.


And if I go while you are still here......

Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
Behind a thin veil you cannot see through

You will not see me,
So you must have faith.

I wait the time when we can soar together again,
Both aware of each other.

Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
..........I will be there.

-written by Colleen Hitchcock

My Butterfly...

Has left her cocoon.

My beautiful Heidi passed away this evening in my arms.

Life will go on. God bless her.

Good night.