Melanie went on to heaven 9 months ago today. I’ve been thinking about what a difference 9 months can make in a life.
It takes 9 months to bring a child into this world. Oh, how elated I was when my girl was born! It was a beautiful Saturday in April. Once she decided it was time for her to enter this world, she didn’t waste a second! One moment I’m rocking back and forth in the rocking chair watching Denny Terrio on Dance Fever, and the next moment the nurses are yelling for me to climb back into the bed! 😊 Melanie was born with a head full of beautiful dark hair and eyes that sparkled with a little bit of mischief even from the start! As the years passed by, she was like another appendage. She would hang on to my leg and never want me to go anywhere without her. My sister used to distract her while I slipped out the door! She was all girl and loved to dress up in my shoes and wear my makeup. Right up until the day she went to heaven she had a gift for expertly applying eye makeup and it made her eyes shine deep into her soul.
Today I’m imagining what 9 months in heaven has been like. The beauty, the peace, the reconnection with family and friends who went on before her. I see her beautiful long hair flowing down her back, her lovely smile and those beautiful sparkling eyes. Oh, I miss her like crazy and there is still not a day that goes by where she isn’t the first thing I think about when my eyes open or the last thing before I finally drift off to sleep. But, in my heart of hearts I know that she is happier and more at peace than she has ever been. Love and miss you, Mel-Mel. Always and forever.