I miss my girl. I miss her smile and her curly curls. I miss her humming, all day, every day. She made me the mother I am. She taught me how to love. Really love. My life is forever changed in the best way possible.
Miss Courtney will be laid to rest this Wednesday, December 31. Her arrangements are as follows:
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
6 p.m. – though the night – 8 a.m. next morning.
St. Mary of Sorrows Parish Center
5222 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
We have made special arrangements with our parish to have Courtney lie in vigil at the church overnight. This is a very special privilege and follows in my families Irish tradition. Family and friends will be with her throughout and all are welcome to come when they can to spend some time with her. We will have the rosary said at 7 p.m.
All are welcome to come pay their respects, including children no matter their abilities.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
She will be buried immediately following the Mass at the Historic Church cemetery on Ox Road. Then we will return to the Parish Center for a reception.
Instead, if you still desire to send send something to honor our Courtney, we ask you to consider one of two options.
She would be thrilled to know that people helped make the new building happen in her honor. More room for the wheelchairs, cry room for the melt down moments and accessibility, allowing ALL God’s children to be present in church.
attn: In honor of Courtney Lenaburg
I know that many of you who read this blog are local to the Northern Virginia area. I do hope you will consider joining us for either event to help us celebrate our Courtney. You have played such a huge roll in our lives. It would be an honor to meet you in person.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support over these last 22 years. I don’t know what we would have done without it.
May God be praised, honored and glorified through all we do and say in the coming days.