I’ve been having a rough time lately, more so than usual, regarding my best friend. She was the most intelligent, loving, and beautiful girl I’ve ever known. Her heart was big and loyal, and while girls (and guys) of her kind are typically not the best candidates for an aggressive alarm system, she was an avid, brave guardian; she refused let anyone hurt us, and even (potentially) saved our lives from an armed criminal hiding in our backyard. She loved the salty waters of Emerald Isle, NC and would run into the sea for hours to catch her ball. The beach was her second home.
She also loved the people she met throughout her life. Her affectionate, quirky personality made them fall in love with her too, whether they wanted to or not. My best friend kept my secrets and sat with me when I cried. The look in her eyes would say, “It’s going to be okay, Madeline. I know I can’t do much, but I can love you forever and ever. And that’s what I’m going to do!” And she did. She loved me until the day she moved to the beach in the sky. In my heart I know she’s running along that beach right now, splashing in the waves. She’s happy, and she’s not suffering.
I miss you my sweet sister and friend. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about you. I’ll see you again one day, and we can share pepperoni on the beach. I love you forever and ever.
RIP Macie Denavin Edwards <3