Tomorrow is Friday, June 13, 2014. It will be six months since we said goodbye to our beloved Megan. That day still feels like yesterday and that pit in the bottom of my stomach still hasn’t gone away. These past six months have been some of the hardest we have had to endure.
Yet, her light has continued to shine through in everything she did and everything she taught us.
Tomorrow, I encourage you to take a moment to remember her in whatever way feels right to you- light a candle, say a prayer, spend some time talking with her, go see her new headstone that should be installed this weekend (her brother Jason did a beautiful job!!!!), get one of her favorite girly coffees (or if you are more into adult beverages- get something for happy hour!). Take a little time to process these giant emotions.
Us ladies who went to the cabin with Megan have a little phrase for when our emotions are getting the better of us- because it always seems to hit us at the least convenient time- like in the chip aisle of the grocery store! So go hang out in the chip aisle for a little bit- it is okay- because you are not alone!!! We will meet you in the chip aisle for a hug.
But here’s the thing- Megan would not have wanted us to stay in the chip aisle forever. While she had her moments (I promise she did- she just didn’t let very many people see them!), she also wasn’t one to dwell on it. She cried her cry, wiped her tears, and then went out to do her work.
So here’s what I ask of you- tomorrow, after you have taken a moment of quiet with Megan, go out and DO something for HER. Do something she would have done for someone else. Megan had this incredible way of leaving the world a better place each and every day- way before she found out she had cancer. So go read a kiddo a story, give someone a hug, listen to someone who needs it, smile at someone who looks like they need a smile, or go bigger- give a little help to someone who needs it (like our friend, Quincy, who is kicking cancer’s ass). The possibilities are endless. Do something because at some point in your life, Megan did something that made a difference to you. Now it is your turn.
Her light shines on- in her little man, Liam, in her family, and in each of you.