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.


KarenB said...

We think of you all often and are grateful for whatever thoughts you want to post or reasons you choose to use Megan's site. Thank you Gail for all you have shared. With love, Karen, Heather and family.

Rocky said...

Myers, you are extraordinary people. You handle the loss of Megan unlike any other family, it makes me feel hopeful for the future and to look at the bright side of things. Gail, thank you so much for pushing for the AED's. It makes people step back and look at the reality of the situation. I love you guys! Love Rocky

Tamara said...

Hi Gail. I recently read something and thought of you and your family . . . it said, "it isn’t always about being able to weather the storm ... it’s about learning to dance in the rain." Keep dancing my friend! Our love and thoughts are always with you! XXOO Tami

Myers Family said...

Thanks Tami- I'll remember that one!

Pierre A. Agamata said...

Ever since last year's run for Megan all of you are always on my mind and prayers. I think Megan has become my guardian angel as I go through some difficult times. Gail, your family is an inspiration to everyone. Megan remains a light for all of us to follow.

Pierre A. Agamata said...

I can't wait for the memorial run for Megan. I've known some friends of mine who have lost children at a very young age. Yet, what's remarkable is that their living children begin to take on some of the personality of the sibling who had died. Only the parents really see this as I've been told and it's always very subtle. I think it's the way the body, mind and spirit remember the loved ones who have passed away especially among brothers and sisters.