*originally posted to Facebook on 7/10/16
Today has been difficult, if mostly because today is the first day I have been able to read some of the many wonderful things everyone has had to say and share. Until this morning I haven't been feeling up to reading any comments or direct messages. I apologize if any of you have sent me anything or asked a question and I haven't responded back. I will do my best to do so in time, but know that your thoughts, prayers, and love are appreciated and not in vain.
I've been trying to put a brave face on all of this, but in truth I am scared of what tomorrow holds. The thing that scares me the most is the quiet of a settling house late a night. When the TV is off and the animals are fed. When the world is going to sleep. Those are the times when we need to remind ourselves that we are not alone, that we have love, have been loved.
I have learned so much about Melly in the past week. She was a fearless person and an excellent friend. That's her in the middle with the awesome pigtails. I look forward to sharing more about her with all of you in the coming days and weeks.