Monday, October 28, 2013

Let's Celebrate

It was a sad day when I lost my mom, but my mom did not live a sad life. In fact, she lived a full life, and she did everything she wanted to do. She may have worked hard, but she most certainly played hard, too. She traveled, went out with me, and said everything she wanted to say. So it was only right to celebrate her life instead of mourn it.

When I first wanted to plan this celebration of life, I thought I could have it at my house. There probably wouldn't be more than 100 people. So, I put the word out and RSVPs started coming....and they kept coming in....and they kept on coming. Next thing you know, I have over 200 RSVPs. It was a testament to not only how many people loved my mom, but also how many lives my mom impacted.

I had never planned an event this big. I'd like to say I got my "skills" from my mom. She was always the planner in the family, whether it was planning a big music video party for me or a family reunion. She loved being with friends and bringing people together, and even now that she's gone, she's still managing to bring people together.

I want to thank everybody who came to the celebration. I didn't get to talk to everyone (nor did I get to eat until everyone left), but I really appreciate everyone's attendance and everyone's love and support for my family and I. 

Jennie Jaturapatporn

Mindy Sato

Jonathan Yuen

Nate Pok
Ricky Salazar

Meeghan and dad

Meeghan and Sofia Klof

(L-R) Salta Desantiago (Mrs. Asia USA 2011), Meeghan, Veeghan, Arlene Serna (Miss Teen Latina Global 2012), Rafaela Diaz (Miss Latina Global 2012)

Meeghan and friends

Meeghan and Jennie Jaturapatporn

Meeghan and Veeghan

Meeghan and James Epstein

(L-R, in relation to Meeghan) Hendry Djie (Father), Jerome Pratiknjo (Uncle), Hadi Pratiknjo (Grandfather), Meeghan, Veeghan Tirtasaputra (Sister), Douglas Burton (Step-father)

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Mom. You really a very talented lady and I'm sure your mom would be proud of what you have achieved in terms of th party. Well written. Love Dalene