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.