Thursday, February 2, 2012

A note of thanks

I wanted to thank all of you for all your kind thoughts and words that you have sent me the last few weeks. Throughout Megan's illness I have felt so supported by all of you....and I so appreciate it.

We had a beautiful mass for Megs on January 16th....The Mullaly, Peabody and Gianotti families are all large and it was wonderful to be surrounded by them. Megan's friends flew in from all over the country to say their goodbyes. She had touched so many people in her short life and it was great to hear their stories and share their memories.

I returned from Portland last Friday night. I had stayed on with John and the kids for awhile. He has always been a "hands-on" Dad and he and Megan shared all parenting responsibilities, so he is doing fine with all the kid tasks. The kids talk all the time about Mom being an angel... The photo above is of them on Megan's bench. She wanted to have a bench that Sophie and Nick could come and sit and visit her .....and we found this one with a view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.

I wish that I could write notes of each of you. Know that I have read all of your messages and have been touched.....Hugs to you....Jo Ann

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place to visit Megan and to know how much her Love is surrounding all of you.

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  2. Megan sounds like she was a very special person and a wonderful Mother. Glad that John and the kids are getting along ok. The location of the bench is beautiful and will be such a pleasant place to spend time with loved ones. You are all still in my prayers.

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  3. a beautiful spot to visit with their angel mommy......

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  4. What a beautiful spot for them to sit and visit their angel mommy. We are all thinking of you and your family.

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  5. Awww...such cute kids. Hope you are all doing ok - thoughts, prayers and hugs are still coming your way.

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  6. What a loving spot to visit their mom, your daughter, his wife, her friend.

    Thanks for sharing the photo with us.

    Take care, and hold onto the memories, they will last you a lifetime!

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  7. What a wonderful place for the kids to be able to come and be with their mom.

    Debbie

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  8. We willl pray for her, in our family!!:
    Take care and we send you from here our support!!.
    Higs

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  9. There couldn't be a more beautiful spot for her children to come and sit and remember their mom. They have such a loving family to surround them with love which will make this transition easier for them in the long run. My thoughts and prayers are still with you as the healing begins...Dinah

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  10. What a precious photo of the kids on the bench and what a wonderful view. Will continue to pray for you as you take the time to grieve. Once again, I am so sorry for this loss and my prayers and hugs are sent to you.

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  11. I'm sure Megans bench will be a very special place for many years to come.

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  12. Thank you for sharing. This is a beautiful view. I had the great pleasure of meeting your daughter about 9 years ago in a scrapbooking group and enjoyed visiting with her during our scrapbooking nights. I am so sorry that she and your entire extended family had to endure this. She definately is an angel looking down on her kids and family.

    Michelle

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  13. Thanks for sharing but it must be so difficult to do. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Charlotte

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  14. Jo Ann, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I hope that your memories and those wonderful grandkids will give you much comfort in the days to come.

    Wendy, Simple Folk

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  15. Oh JoAnn:
    I have been away from your blog for awhile, and when I came back this morning, I read of Megan's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Megan fought a courageous fight. I know you are fiercely proud of her.
    I absolutely love the thought of the bench. Shows you what a dear person Megan was.............and is, as she watches over all of you.
    What a rock you are and what a lovely daughter you raised.
    Ter'e

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