February 9th, 2011 by MIchelle

I woke up this morning in my own bed with Homer, Danny’s bear, by my side. It was 9:30 AM, I should have been sleeping as we had made it to Tahoe around 3:30 this morning. I pressed play on my iPod that had been sitting in Tahoe for the last month and Imagine by John Lennon played softly in the background as I peered through my curtains at the California blue sky. I couldn’t sleep. The previous days events played over and over in my head. Saying goodbye to Danny and watching his plane take off from Great Falls, MT with tears in my eyes was exceptionally hard.

Driving away from Great Falls with Conor was surreal. At one point I remember telling him that I have never experienced so many emotions at once. This is true and it’s hard to explain, but I’m sure you can imagine just as you have imagined being in room 5109 with Danny for the last month. Like Conor said in his previous post, without all of you and your unwavering support this would have been tough. Your words and comments made me smile, they made me laugh, and they made me cry as many of you have said the same about our posts. Thank you so much for being there, even if I’ve never met you. Your kindness has touched me, it has inspired me, and it has lifted me up during hard times. I will forever hold this experience close to my heart and it isn’t over yet.

With love from Tahoe,


5 Responses to “Imagine”

  1. Laurie Trapasso Pochelon Says:

    Glad you both made it safely. Live and love large.

  2. Diane Says:

    Michelle – take care of yourself and give Homer a big hug. I look forward to meeting you sometime soon in NH. You’re an inspiration to us all…..

  3. Mary B Says:

    You are such an inspiration.. Both your unwaivering support & your strength. Here’s to love, support & kindness far into the future..

  4. Cathy (Brown)Surette Says:

    So glad Homer is by your side 🙂 as you reflect and imagine.
    Best wishes to you, always.

  5. Kris Says:

    Your an amazing young women and a inspiration to all of us. You and Conor have had to dig deep to stay strong …I went on yesterday and was sad that there was no updates..but happy because you all have moved on to the next chapter. I think I can speak for all of us out here …we are now you connected family, as this whole experience will be forever in you, it will also be with us. Ill be looking for the book & movie on lifetime !!! Danny is the Bomb!!

    Prayers from Foxboro

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