Happy birthday, sweet sister. It is difficult to celebrate your birthday today because you are in heaven, celebrating in another dimension, one which I have yet to experience. I just wonder, as I do every year on Meggan's birthday, whether or not there are birthday parties in heaven. Silly question, you might think....but that is because you have all the answers to all the questions. I know only the questions. I can rejoice for you because I know in every cell of my body that you are at peace and experiencing happiness and freedom. You had been plagued by so many demons all your life, Candy, and you tried so very hard to meet them head on. I hold on to the wonderful, healing Christmas we spent with you just days before you died so suddenly. We were ALL so happy to be together with you, to treat you to a Christmas like you had known decades before....all your favorite family traditional foods, presents under the tree, conversations without conflict, laughter, hope....it was such a gift for us also....a Christmas present like no other.
And so, as I reminisce, I thank you for those last moments with you and for all it took for you to be on the road to recovery. I love you, sweet sister...forever and a day."