After 6 years of constant changes and losses, this is not an easy question to answer. Who is Meg? The only answer I could come up with is I’m always and always will be, Meg. The good and bad parts of life ebb and flow, bringing joy and sorrow, and although the trials we face here change us in ways we may never have planned for, my only recourse is to remind myself that I am still me. I am still Meg in every loss and gain.
I’m a 32-year-old woman rebuilding her life after a 3-year fight with a life-threatening disease, many sudden deaths of friends and family, and the senseless death of her sister. I am a female who believes in the power of strong, nice-bossy women. I am pro-woman, from womb to grave. I believe in Jesus Christ as the one true Son of the one true God. I believe, but I ask questions. I have felt the pain of a woman in slavery simply by looking into her eyes. I’ve helped deliver two babies in Nigeria, West Africa, squeezing the hands of their mothers, praising them for their strength, and helping one say goodbye to her newborn. I have loved deeply, but I have lost deeply, too. It’s here, on this platform, that I hope to share my story, my desires, my beliefs on ancient and current events, and the painful struggles I’ve held for myself and for many others. It is here I pray to learn how to hope when hope is too heavy.
*A bonus round of faves for fun: Dark Chocolate, Maker’s Mark, Sparkling (dry) Rose’, Charcuterie boards for supper, Dominican Style fried Plantains, music by Delta Rae, Patty Griffin, Dixie Chicks, Jodee Messina, Sweettalker, Lena Horne, Etta James, Billy Holiday, and Nina Simone, songs with sad melodies but touching lyrics, black and white movies (The Philadelphia Story, Charade, Sabrina, Houseboat, The Tammy series, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, Bringing Up Baby, and more), horseback riding, snowglobes, bees, fairy gardens, the babes who call me Mom, Mama, Aunt or Auntie, and laughing with those I love most. Oh, and SLEEP! I’ve always loved sleep, but as a single mom to an amazing 16-year-old, I realize that sleep might now be my one true love!*
What are some of your favorite things about yourself or the life you lead?! I’d love to hear all about them. And who knows? Maybe we’ll have some of the same!