Post by Category : Madisyn’s Missions

10/24/13 An Honored Love Lives on  2

IMG_2633- always my support IMG_2629-the great love IMG_2628-A kiss IMG_2627- take the cake       Today marks 10 years that you were taken so suddenly. It is unimaginable that I have walked these last 10 years without your physical presence. Your love changed my life and I live my life in gratitude (in part) because of it. I fell in love with your pure heart! When your love entered my life it became a huge part of who I am today. No time, space or distance will ever lessen my deep love for you. Our attachment to one another is still on a deep level- just in another way. My belief is that once you have loved someone- you don’t just stop. Your love will run through my veins for the rest of my life.

I am much less since you were taken in a tragic and preventable car crash yet I am much more because of who you were and how you loved me in this life and the magnitude of love that you have surrounded me with in your Death.

There will never be a day in my life where I will not mourn your absence.
You taught me to visualize, believe and achieve!
You taught me there is nothing in this life I cannot accomplish (if I believe in it) and that you would always support me! You showed me this in life and you have showed me this in spirit.

I thought that losing you in a moment was hard.
Raising our daughter without you is excruciating.
She needs your love, understanding and advice.
There is a slight emptiness about her that I cannot begin to satisfy.
“They” say that what you’ve never experienced you could never miss.
That is not true when it comes to the value of the human soul! I believe you are the “slight emptiness” in our daughter’s life.

When we married we promised to love, serve and protect each other well.
When you passed that night at that intersection I was able to come say goodbye. Once again I promised you I would love, serve and protect our family well and that I would make sure our daughter would be born into love and light, not tragedy or negativity. My promise to both you and our daughter is ever present in our lives today.
I do not believe that a vow dies when one spouse has to physically live on this earth without the other.
I believe that love goes on just in a different form; I have vowed to show our daughter just this.

I will always honor your memory through THE MARK WANDALL FOUNDATION (http://themarkwandallfounadation.org). I will educate and raise awareness regarding traffic safety and compliance through the NATIONAL COALITION FOR SAFER ROADS.(http://ncsrsafety.org) I will always make sure that the Mark Wandall traffic safety act is protected! “Those” that do not believe cannot stop me! Your love is much bigger than any of the negativity that people throw at me. I will continue to inspire and educate people on the value of life insurance and that LIFE INSURANCE TRULY EQUALS LIFE ASSURANCE! You were a gift to the financial industry! You “practiced what you preached.” You are a legacy in the Industry that you loved so much.

Through all of our causes I will show Madisyn Grace how great her father was in this life! I will show her what love truly is and never to accept anything less than the love that her father and her mother shared!

Love is a gift to be never taken for granted.
Our love together was not long enough and in fact it was way too short
but I will take that love and be grateful for it because most are never privy to experience a love like ours in a lifetime.

Your loss was my greatest fear in this life.
I miss you. I love you in so many ways! I am completely shattered and lost without you but I have truly been “Marked by Grace.” If that is the gift that I am given in this lifetime then I will take it, be grateful for it and share it always.
Continue to guide and support me. Help me to never lose faith, to always be on the side of hope and forever surround me with Grace.
May your gracious love always be present! I will forever be grateful for your life, your love and the resiliency to keep moving through each and every moment without you.

Today I celebrate you my love and the gift of love you so profoundly bestowed on my heart.

*There was never a moment in our lives where we were not laughing, loving or taking care of each other!
The pictures included in this blog are a grand, simple example of this.

ARE YOU OPEN TO RECEIVE?  0

IMG_2374I must share a great gift our 9-year-old Madisyn received this morning.

We were heading out the door to go to school. Our car is parked in the garage. Madisyn yells that she is going ahead of me and will open the garage door and get in the car.
As she opens the garage door she hears a whisper….”go outside the garage, go outside the garage”…she is lured out in the beautiful sunshine and sees this magnificent, fragile heart laying there for her to claim.
She shrieks with excitement, pride and nothing less than sheer love and knowing, “Mamma, Mamma…hurry, look what I got!”

Chills! Instinctively I knew exactly where the gift of the heart came from but still curious as to what her response would be I asked her, “Where do you think that came from?”
She said “mamma, I know…it is a gift from my dad saying “good morning, I luv you!”

My heart beams and I treasure these moments always. I say a silent thank you to Mark. Madisyn was born just two short weeks after her daddy’s life was tragically taken. She was never able to physically feel his touch but she has been able to spiritually feel his presence. He has made his presence known to her and she has always felt his love. His way of connecting to her has always been through hearts. Not because I have found them or told her but because she has found them and told me! Mark has assured Madisyn that his heart is always with her and his love is ever present in her daily life. (Even 9 years later)!

I wanted to share this with you all today because if someone is seeking don’t ignore or be afraid of the signs. Be open to receive! Take the time in your deep loss to reflect, to look around you and hear the “whispers. We have all had signs of love. We feel it but we don’t embody it. We shrug it off as a coincidence. When you truly grasp the idea that life goes on; your heart will open up to these beautiful experiences. I am in gratitude for your time and ability to open your heart, mind and soul to endless possibilities gifted by spirit.

Do you have spiritual stories that you would like to share? I would be honored to receive!

MADISYN’S HEART  1

Madisyn is a little girl with a big heart. I am amazed every day with her giving spirit… but then she is her Daddy through and through!

Madisyn Grace lost her father 2 weeks before she was born. She feels her Daddy is with her like a guardian angel and she wants other children to know that when they feel lonely, have bad dreams, experience trauma or face personal challenges they can remember that they are loved.

Madisyn’s mission has lead the Mark Wandall Foundation to partner with WishKeepers.com®

Wishkeepers.com is an innovative toy company that offers children and parents an easy avenue to playfully develop and maintain intimate connection through nurturing conversation. They believe and we strongly agree, that it is through meaningful conversation that we grow more self-esteem, more self-confidence and more hope for ourselves and our world.

There are 8 different characters to choose from. Every toy has a magical star-covered pocket in which to tuck feeling-wishes. Included with each toy is a special wish from Mark’s beloved daughter, Madison Grace, and the Feeling-Wish game to play with your child.

When you purchase a toy through WishKeepers.com a portion of the proceeds will support the Mark Wandall Foundation. In addition the foundation is working with Florida law enforcement to carry these toys in their vehicles to offer children who have been involved in a vehicle collision a sense of comfort. Madisyn’s feeling-wish for those affected is to know that THEY ARE LOVED.


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