I have written and rewritten this post a few times. I can't get it right. You see, it's about my niece, Megan. She passed away July 27, 2011, but we really lost her on this very date, 2 years ago. The details are too harsh, too tragic, to write about. I don't want to focus on how she died, why she died. I don't want to give the man that took her from us any mention. I want to focus her.
I think I can describe her using all S words. Sweet, spunky, smart, sassy, spoiled. And might I add stunning?
We enjoyed her so much during those little kid years. She enjoyed us a little less...after all, Granddad DID feed her a bad bologna sandwich. She grew up to be a vegetarian! She was always smart and funny. She had so many friends! The outpouring of love during her almost 3 month long coma was staggering. It seems everyone loved our Meggie!
She grew away from us a bit during the high school years. But she came back. We were lucky to attend her high school graduation. We began to see her again at family parties. She always loved her niece and nephews and her cousins, my Girls. She had plenty of patience with them all. The last time we saw her alive and well was a few weeks before this date, on Easter. She sat with her little niece and nephews and helped them open presents. I am thankful for that day.
She is sorely missed, but I have many memories to hang on to. I am so blessed to have had her in my life for 20 years!