Hello this is Peggy S Imm-Anesi and I want to share with you about my beautiful daughter Meg Anesi. Meg was born with Cystic Fibrosis on September 1, 1973 and my first born. She was a beautiful baby and my only girl. Meg and I were very close. She also adored her little brothers Danny, Donnie and Marcus.
Meg & Donnie
Meg was the poster girl for years for CF and also appeared on Regis and Kathy Lee on the morning show with me in 1986. They televised a story about our work raising money for CF to help find a cure. To help others understand the disease and raise money, we had bowl-a-thons and bike-a-thons and many other events. This work helped Meg to feel she was contributing to something that could help save others.
Meg had two healthy children, Chris (in the picture at the top of the page) and Amber pictured here. Chris and Amber were age 4 and 7 when Meg passed on Mother's Day, May 12, 2002. They are now age 16 and 19 and doing well. I am so honored to have them in my life today. This picture is Meg with her step-daughter.
Meg loved ice cream! Here is a picture when she was having her ice cream.
A picture of Meg and Marc. Marc also died from Cystic Fibrosis after his sister in February of 2011.
After tthe death of two children from Cystic Fibrosis I wrote a book titled Rainbows, Butterflies & One Last Hug. To order a book click on the book below.
My goals in life is to help others who have lost children. I have MS and everyday is a struggle for me being sick, but I still try and do whatever I can to help others. I host a radio show blog with my niece Melissa as the co-host. I would love for you to join us anytime. Click the link below.
A CHRISTMAS POEM DEDICTED TO MY SON & DAUGHTER
WAS THE MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS
WHEN ALL THROUGH MY HOUSE
ARE JUST SWEET MEMORIES OF WHAT ONCE WAS MY LIFE
A DAUGHTER... A SISTER.. A MOTHER AND EVEN A WIFE
THE HUSBAND IS GONE AND SO ARE TWO OF MY KIDS
THE MEMORIES ARE ALL I HAVE LEFT
I WATCH OTHERS SO EXCITED FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
AS MY PAIN RUNS SO DEEP AND I SAY WHAT IS THE REASON
BUT THEN I REMEMBER THAT THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON
THAT CHRIST WAS BORN AND THEN I FIND THAT PLEASING
MY MEG AND MARC AND THEIR FATHER ARE NOW IN HEAVEN
WITH MY PARENTS AND SISTER AND BROTHER AND SO MANY OTHERS
THOUGH NO LONGER TO SHARE WITH US THE HOLIDAY SEASON
THREE LESS STOCKINGS HUNG BY MY FIREPLACE TO BE STUFFED
BUT KNOW JESUS HAS HIS REASON I TRY AND REMAIN TOUGH
I AM HUMAN AND MY HEART BREAKS SO WHEN I SIT AT MY TABLE
THOSE EMPTY CHAIRS NO LONGER FILLED MY FAMILY LORD PLEASE KEEP ME STABLE
GIVE ME THE STENGTH TO GET THROUGH ANOTHER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
WITHOUT THE ONES MY HEART HOLDS SO NEAR AND DEAR
ONE DAY I KNOW I WILL JOIN THEM FOR THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER
REUNITED WITH MY FAMILY AND FOR ME WILL BE THE DAY I LOOK FORWARD TO WITH SO MUCH PLEASURE
UNTIL THAT TIME I WILL CONTINUE MY LIFE WITH A BROKEN HEART
AND KEEP HELPING OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE BY WRITING WHICH IS MY ART
I WILL CONTINUE TO HELP FAMILIES LIKE ME WHO HAVE SICK KIDS
FOR NOW THAT IS MY HOLIDAY AND ITS OK IT GIVES ME PURPOSE
AS THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS TO GIVE
IT IS NOT THE GIFTS THAT ARE SO IMPORTANT
IT'S THE LOVE YOU SHARE WITH OTHERS AND REACHING OUT AND TO BE UNDERSTANDING
FOR SOME THE HOLIDAYS ARE FILLED WITH ALL SO MUCH PAIN
BUT REMEMBER CHRIST THE CHILD WAS BORN AND LOVES US ALL THE SAME AND FOR ALL THAT BELIEVE
THAT IS WHAT WE TRULY SHOULD CELEBRATE ON CHRISTMAS EVE. — written by peggy s imm anesi.