A candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long--

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Click on the photo and check out the girl's faces. It is pretty funny! You can tell I am ready for summer since every photo lately we are in our
bathing suits!!!

This blog was originally set up by my neighbor extraordinaire, Todd P., who helped us out so much by putting together the video for Meg's Memorial Service (with lots of help from Tony and Kerry) and starting this site, so that everyone was updated with plans regarding the memorial, as well as a place that we could share our memories of the Megs. Last year, it became a good outlet for me to find photos of Meg and post them and write something about her. It was kind of healing, and I felt that somehow I was still taking care of things for her. In the middle of last year, when the AED issue came up, I used the site to post information regarding the progress we were making on getting the devices into schools. My family felt that it was better if we just used the site to remember Megan, instead of using it to push a "cause". (At last count, the Megan Myers Memorial Fund and its generous donors have donated, or are in the process of donating, 18 AED's to local schools and sports organizations!! Many more have been given to local schools by individual donors, as well) In addition, we awarded 3 college scholarships and will give out 2 more in June.

As time is going on, I still have so many wonderful memories, but I am finding it harder to write them down. I wish that I had new, recent memories, but I don't. I guess what I am trying to say is that I don't update the blog as much anymore, because I don't have as much to say.
I guess I could write about how everything has changed, or about the ever present mental gymnastics that goes on which tries to make sense of everything, or that life is not as sweet as it used to be. But I won't.
Maybe I could write that although things have changed, we are carrying on, and that the changes are becoming so familiar that a sense of normalcy is setting in. I can say that the mental gymnastics tends to take a back seat to a busy schedule, which is a nice break. I can say that although life isn't as sweet as it used to be, it IS still sweet and seeing Matt and Madison continue to grow into wonderful, kind hearted souls, is as good as it gets!!!
So this month we look forward to Madison's 10th birthday, Jeff's ##th birthday, and Valentines day. Then we look into March, when Megan would have been 16. I am sure that I will have more thoughts about that as it approaches.