kshandra: Close-up of a single lit candle against a black background (Candle)
Over the weekend, [livejournal.com profile] sammyd said:

[livejournal.com profile] shadowlynn said it best one day while visiting us, "Meg doesn't know how to quit." Shadowlynn is right, meg doesn't know how to quit, she is hanging on for a reason. I don't know what that reason is exactly, but I think it might have something to do with December 23rd being the day she was told she only had 2 months to live. That was three years ago this coming Tuesday. I expect she wants to hit that three year mark.

Well, she made it....

[livejournal.com profile] meglimir - Robin Hilp, known variously as rolybear, RubyTues, RubyMeg - passed away this evening at 8:30EST. She leaves behind her loving husband, [livejournal.com profile] sammyd; two sons, [livejournal.com profile] grendies and [livejournal.com profile] ratlan; her godson, [livejournal.com profile] dajonjon, who lives with the family; and countless friends whose lives she improved simply by being in them.

If I can live, and die, with half the grace she did, I will have done very, very well.

Date: 2008-12-24 05:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] glinda-w.livejournal.com
ext_29896: Lilacs in grandmother's vase on my piano (candle)
If I can live, and die, with half the grace she did, I will have done very, very well.

Yes. That.

Date: 2008-12-24 05:28 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] mdlbear
mdlbear: (rose)
What you said.

Date: 2008-12-24 05:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] savorie.livejournal.com
I don't know the family, but I just read the facing page of her husband's LJ.

He was amazingly and sweetly (and heartbreakingly) devoted to what sounds like an amazing woman who fought incredibly hard to live. How did you know her?

Date: 2008-12-24 05:59 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
ext_14676: (peace)
I'm going to miss her so much. She was an amazing woman.

Date: 2008-12-24 06:12 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
ext_14676: (Default)
I've been talking with Shay about Meg and I think the two of them will be fast friends. They're a lot alike.

Date: 2008-12-24 06:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] hopeforyou.livejournal.com
So very, very sad.

I'm glad she made it for three years she wasn't told to expect. There is a blessing in that of more time for everyone close to her to spend it with her.

Date: 2008-12-24 07:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] lisa-marli.livejournal.com
ext_73044: Tinkerbell (Candle)
She and sammyd taught me a lot about coping. Glad she had a good ending with the family there.
She will be missed.

Date: 2008-12-24 07:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] wild-irises.livejournal.com
If I can live, and die, with half the grace she did, I will have done very, very well.

That's one of the most lovely things to say about a person. I'm sure she deserves it and I'm sure she appreciates you for it.

Date: 2008-12-24 12:16 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] amaebi.livejournal.com

Date: 2008-12-24 02:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] wcg.livejournal.com
Thanks for passing the word Kiri. It's sad that she's gone, but she sure hung on longer than anyone thought she could.

Also? Perfect subject line. I knew exactly what it meant when I saw it.

Date: 2008-12-24 04:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
Amen. *hugs you warmly*

Date: 2008-12-24 05:18 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] hnybny.livejournal.com
No more suffering Ruby.

Date: 2008-12-24 06:52 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] gritsinmisery.livejournal.com
A candle for a beautiful soul, and a hug for your loss.

Date: 2008-12-26 02:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] loveyerlife.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear about Robin. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

I met Meglimir and Sammy D in 2000 in Canada at a Callahan's gathering in Victoria. She was a very loving and friendly person, and just a delight to be around.



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