Overwhelmed by love

DearĀ  Friends,

We are simply stunned by the incredible outpouring of love, remembrances, prayers, best wishes, photos, and giving you have sent our way. There have been nearly 30,000 visits to this website in just the last three days and hundreds of beautiful comments. This is in addition to the many hundreds of incredible expressions of love and support that have come to each member of Abby’s family through e-mail, Facebook, snail-mail, text message, and phone call. We knew she was loved by many, but this has been beyond expectation. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

How You Can Help

At present, we are engaged in a time of stillness and quiet. Merlin has made it a priority to begin trying to find a “new normal” for himself and his children. As much as we wish the world would stop, life does – and must – go on.

Many of you have asked how you can help and when a memorial will take place. In accordance with Abby’s wishes, we will be planning a celebration of her life for those closest to her here in the Los Angeles area in the coming weeks and on the east coast later this summer. Given the enormous number of people she has touched, it will not be possible to have everyone present, but we will be sure to document the event so that all can share in remembrance of her light. For something you can do right now, there is a Facebook Group for sharing photos, stories, videos, prayers and other memories and we invite you to participate.

As we grapple with this loss in our lives, we are so grateful for the outpouring of care and support, and we also ask you to please not visit Merlin and the children unless invited at this time. Please also be patient with the time it may take Merlin to return calls, texts, and e-mails. Abby will always be with us, and we will be sure to create a space and time for her loved ones to come together to celebrate her.

Until then, we have set up some other suggestions of how you can help on this page.

Thank you once again for your love, understanding, and support.

~The Freeman and Larsen families

“Trampotine” time with daddy from summer, 2013.

5 thoughts on “Overwhelmed by love

  1. Dear Merlin, My thoughts and love are with you and the children. Perhaps I will see you later in the summer, on the farm. Until then I wish peace for you in the love of your friends and family.
    Love, Jennifer

  2. I am shocked at the news! Abbey was such a light in my life, her words of wisdom carried me through some painful times. She was such a pure spirit and regardless of her issues was always willing to be there for another. Owen, I will always a truly truly special place in my heart for you! Julia, you look more like your beautiful mother every single day! Merlin, I don’t attempt to know what you feel. Abbey bestowed her strength on all of us, I know you will be ok. Your love for each other was noteworthy and amazing! My heart hurts for you but Abbey would want us to keep our heads up and make the most of it. Xoxo Ms.Stephanie Colon

  3. Thank you for continuing to update. I appreciate it so much. I’ve been enjoying telling stories about Abby to my family and newer friends who here with me now in Florida. I miss Abby so much too and have been enjoying the memories our aerial familia shared. My thoughts are deep for those closest to Abby. Sending Merlin, the children, all the Freeman and Larsens families prayer, love and comforts to you in Los Angeles on this Saturday. I’ll be meditating with you while in the East Coast. <3

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