Three years later I realize that “yes” Mandy’s life gave me a purpose. When she left I felt everything we all feel at varying times: anger, sadness, devastation, fatigue, guilt, and many more. But now after that ah-ha moment, I realize our beautiful grandson does teach people love … and he doesn’t say one thing, but you can feel it. And I know Mandy’s death has shown a purpose I would have never dreamed of, and I am thankful.
Does this mean I don’t miss my precious daughter? NO. I miss her every minute of every day, and forever will. However, it does mean, to me, that the journey that was Mandy’s has given my life a purpose I never could have imagined.