Hello, Melanie’s Makers,
This is Robert. Much love to all of you and thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, texts, emails, comments, shares, and on and on.
Each outpouring of affection toward my wife and my family is felt by all of us and we are all truly appreciative.
A few nights ago, I went back and watched Melanie’s Memorial ceremony from 1.29.2022.
Watching it a week after the event, I definitely saw it through a different lens (mostly hazed with tears) but rewatching it filled me with gratitude for all the people that made it happen… thanks to all my amazing family, and to all the speakers, you did so well.
My sister and my dad KILLED Amazing Grace, and Crossroads and Pastor Todd were also amazing. Ashley and Lisa’s attention to detail arranging the whole ordeal was simply a gift.
So, I wanted to share with you Melanie’s ceremony with a few cuts in between to keep it moving but mostly left it as is. You can watch the memorial over on Mel’s YouTube channel, here.
We will not monetize it but would encourage you to share it with those who missed it and are interested because I really think we all tried our best to honor Melanie and her legacy.
Documentary about Melanie
I am currently working on a documentary about my sweet wife and her fight with cancer over the past few years, and we will share it on her YouTube page and blog when it’s ready.
As a filmmaker/storyteller I also have an inner desire to share my wife’s story and she trusted me to do so. She gave me permission to tell it honestly, in a vulnerable and authentic way, mostly because she cared so much about all of you and wanted you to hear her story.
And of course, as a filmmaker, I videoed many moments with her that we didn’t show publicly at the time because of our focus on battling the disease.
For now, this is where we are, please keep us in your prayers, especially my kids… and keep on creating beautiful fun things! To Melanie! Peace and Love.