Some goodbyes are expected and necessary, while others are abrupt and excruciating. At one point or another, we’ve all faced goodbye—to a season, relationship, or dream.

In this soul-piercing episode at The Messy Table Podcast, Rachel Leslie is sharing her perspective on embracing goodbye. Goodbye to a fabricated perfection and filtered dreams. Goodbye to striving for God’s approval instead of basking in His grace. And a heart-wrenching goodbye like no other—to her precious daughter, Audrey Claire, who graced this world for 81 days.

Though it’s not goodbye forever, it is goodbye for now. Yet Audrey’s legacy, through her mama’s words, somehow gives us a glimpse into heaven, a spark of clarity, and the vital reminder that this world is not our home.


Rachel: Polka Square Design | The Story of Audrey/Wings for Audrey

Sites: IF:Gathering | Bible App | Bible App for Kids | Life.Church Sisters

Songs: Oceans by Hillsong | It Is Well by Bethel

Books: Audrey Bunny + Chasing God by Angie Smith | Max Lucado Books

Podcasts: The Messy Table | That Sounds Fun | The Simple Show

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