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.
|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)|