I found out about Michelle passing away through my sister, Laurie, a close friend of Michelle’s throughout high school. I, unfortunately, never got the chance to get to know her but always remember her smiling and laughing—just living life the way she knew how to. Even though I may not have gotten to know her, she was a shining star because all of her friends shine just as bright.
Only through reading these entries and glancing through the photos made me realize that Michelle’s fiancé was a classmate of mine throughout college. Sean, cherish every memory you have of Michelle. God works in mysterious ways and I believe your strength will guide you through this. Know that many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family—including mine.