Grace-marks

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That’s part of a Frederick Buechner gem. The full quote says:

“When you remember me, it means you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart.” – Frederick Buechner

I love that quote. Throughout today I have had several reminders of a sweet friend and the mark she made on my heart. I simultaneously felt a deep thankfulness for her life and the very real sadness of having lost her.

I can, indeed, see her face and hear her laugh.

I was challenged by our friendship in many ways, too, but I find that through all of it – the good, bad and ugly – I was left with deep grace-marks for which I am grateful.

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