I was thinking about skipping the photo challenge this week. And then the unexpected surprise happened. Over the Rainbow by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole popped up on Pandora and I found myself crying like a baby. You see this song was played at the funeral of my daughter’s best friend whose life was brought to a horrible, violent end by a gun shot on July 31, 2011 days after turning 20 years old.
Megan’s life was so full of promise. A hard-working, and beautiful girl inside and out she was the class valedictorian of her graduating class and was studying occupational therapy at the same university as my daughter. So this post is for you Meg; remembering your spirited energy, warm laugh and the way you lit up a room with your smile. Knowing you, you are in heaven welcoming new souls as they arrive with love.
In closing are Megan’s words of wisdom she spoke to her peers during her graduation speech, “Remember, you are the author of your life, make it a best-seller!”