Today An Angel Was Born


December 23rd is a bittersweet day for me.  For today an Angel was born .

My daughter, Megan Barbara McCaffrey, entered this world around 8:30am, on December 23, 1981, kicking and wailing as newborns do.  A beautiful baby who filled me with joy.

She was only given to us for 2 days, but sad as they were, they were a blessing.

For 35 years I have felt like I was robbed of memories.  Being at her grave while the little children poured out of the church after their First Holy Communion and realizing that was the year she would have had hers.

That I was never able to hold her.

And now I realize how much physical pain she was spared and how happy she is running around in Heaven having a blast.

Happy Birthday, dear daughter.  I know that out of all of us, you are having the merriest of Christmases.


About Barb Knowles

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21 Responses to Today An Angel Was Born

  1. ksbeth says:

    and happy birthday to your sweet angel baby, she will always be held in your heart

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    I can’t click the ‘like’ button…though I know you have good feelings too, among the sad, for her. Today is a sad day for me too as it was 12 years ago this morning that my dad was killed by a tired truck driver who didn’t notice traffic had stopped in front of him. But I was lucky to have him for 40+ years, while you only had 2 days. I’m so sorry.

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  3. And blessing you with her smile. 🙂 x.

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  4. Garfield Hug says:

    She will always be in your heart. Hard to click on the ‘like’ button. But I had to, in memory of your lil angel. Blessings! Garfield hugs

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  5. thinking about you and Megan, you are such a strong person and I really enjoy our emails! Hope you have a great holiday season:)

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  6. Paul says:

    Chris stole my comment. ❤️

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  7. As others have said… it’s hard to click “like” on this. But I will, in honor of your daughter, and your amazing strength. Blessings for you this Christmas.

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  8. Ann Coleman says:

    Happy Birthday to precious Megan. And peace to you this Christmas time….

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  9. I love how well you found points of happiness in this sad tragedy. And how you still wish your child must be happy wherever she is..

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