As I sit here and write this, I find myself in the middle of several other projects. Most that have something to do with today and tonight.
Final touches for the worship team.
Our surprise for Murr.
Packing up Murr's office.
And just doing a sweep over to make sure everything that needs to be done gets done.
Tonight will be bittersweet.
Tonight we will honor, poke fun at, and say goodbye to Murr.
It's not a forever goodbye.
It's not even really a goodbye.
More of a see ya later.
But things will no doubt be different.
I could write a dozen or more posts about the impact Murr has made on my life and the lives of everyone in Refuge. These are the moments where words can often fail us. But these are the moments that I don't want them to. And I normally don't do shout outs, but I can't not do one today.
I am forever changed by the impact you have made on my life.
You believed in me when I didn't.
You took a chance on me.
And when I all but ruined it, you gave me a second one.
You stood by my side when I lost my mom.
You asked me the difficult questions in the days following when I needed them.
You honored not only my mom, but me and my family at her memorial.
Things like that don't go without being forever remembered.
You made me believe that recovery was possible and that recovery was worth it.
That I was worth it.
I know that this isn't goodbye. And I'm looking forward to the new and exciting chapter for the 20 Camp. I'm so thankful for those opportunities.
I encourage those of you that are reading this to take the time to appreciate the people that are in your life. Celebrate what they mean to you for reasons other than just a goodbye.
Saying goodbye is never easy.
So I prefer to just say, "See ya later"
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Until next time,