Guest post from Brooke Roney:
Can I put into words how Meg's tragic death has affected me and so many others around the world? If I could describe to you the goosebumps on my skin and the tears I have in my eyes right now, maybe. If I could describe the thoughts I have about Meg, Scott, her parents, and children with every step I take on my runs, maybe. If I could describe to you what hope, faith, and love feel like, maybe. The truth is that for me, the group of supporters in Meg's Miles is more of a "feeling" as opposed to a physical "group" of people.
Meg's spirit is very much alive in all of us who share our stories with each other in that group; for those of us who post our triumphs, our struggles, our thoughts, our support and inspiration every day, or even for those of us who go to simply read. She is with us. Her smile. Her grace. Her passion. This coming from a woman who was only Meg's acquaintance.
Born of Meg's passing is an incredible family of strangers. A place where many of us feel safe, supported, and loved. A place where true friendships have been formed. Lifelong friendships. Between people who never would have known each other if it weren't for Meg. Some of us runners, some of us walkers. Some of us mothers, some of us fathers. Whoever we are, we are family now. I pledge to continue honoring Meg's life in every way that I can. By sharing a smile with a stranger, by finding the good in people, by treating my body as a gift and fueling it properly, by teaching my daughter compassion and empathy, and by serving God in the best way I know how. We may never get the answers we seek, but we certainly have each other to lean on during the journey.
Has your life been impacted by the death of Meg Menzies. Please share your story.
Since January, thousands of lives have been impacted by the death of Meg Menzies. Many of us have been overwhelmed with sadness. But many of us have also found love and hope and encouragement at a time we needed it most. As we've learned more about who Meg was and accepted the call to share her legacy with the world, the stories of our lives have been forever changed. And we've seen lives around us change.
If your life has been impacted by Meg's death, I invite you to share your story at the link below. It's my hope our stories will bring comfort and maybe an occasional smile to the Menzies and Cross families who greatly miss Meg, especially so over this holiday season.
Submit your story here.