It Takes A Village

"I'll never forget how I felt that moment. I felt every little thing change inside my body and soul. But somehow still felt like I wasn't in my body anymore. Austin was standing right beside me, waiting for me to say something. I couldn't tell you how many moments passed before I could mutter the words, "they're gone."
He asked me, "who?" But I knew he knew. I know his eyes better than anyone.
"Both of them," I said. As soon as the words left my mouth, a powerful gust of wind blew around us. I couldn't tell you who, but I believe someone sent us that wind. How could this happen? My head was spinning and swirling, I couldn't breathe. The unimaginable happened. My worst nightmare was suddenly taking place before my eyes. Four days ago, I learned both of my parents have passed away. Today, I am a broken woman. I lost so much of my blood, in just a few moments. I was their only child, so it's just me now. These were the two people I fought the hardest for. I am a woman who's capacity for love is unconditional and endless. I gave them everything I could. I was their strength. I was their shield against an ugly world. My love for these two was limitless, no matter what. Losing them so suddenly makes me question everything I believed about death. About what comes after death. But I have to believe they are free. And I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure the good in them is carried on through me. I will continue to honor and love them. Love outlives death.
There is so much to face. But no matter how alone I may feel, I truly know I am not. I will forever miss you, Mom and Dad. "

To anyone reading this, this is my dear friend Morgan's post.  A few days ago she received the news that both her mother and father have passed away. Losing one parent is absolutely heartbreaking, losing two in one day is a complete nightmare and something no one should have to go through. She is an only child and has very little family. Being in your twenties is hard enough, trying to pay bills, work like crazy, save money, and everything else that comes with being a young adult – and now with a tragedy like this one. You may not know Morgan, but chances are if you’re reading this you know ME. And trust me when I say, my friend, Morgan is the most selfless person that I know. She’s always the first to help someone in need. She would never ask for help herself, and that’s why I’ve decided to do it for her. We’ve all needed help at one point or another, and right now Morgan needs ours. Anything you can give, whether it’s financial, spiritually or emotionally is appreciated. It truly does take a village.

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Greta Rose Evans
Cameron Park, CA
Morgan Woodmansee

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