July 15, 1981 - April 27, 2010
Adam and Meghan were married in a private civil ceremony at her home in Petrolia, Canada on March 28, 2010. Her funeral was held at St Philip's Catholic Church on April 30. It was filled to capacity. There must have been over 400 people there. The service began with "It Is Well With My Soul". Then Adam carried the urn with Meghan's ashes down the aisle. He was one of six who spoke about Meghan.
Here is what he said:
I think all of us are obviously reeling with the loss of Meghan. There is an emptiness left by her that I know I'll never fill. I don't think Meghan and I met for her benefit, we met for mine. I learned so much from her in the past three years, invaluable lessons that speak volumes about who she is and what she meant to those around her.
Her family was without question the most important part of her life. I've never met a girl more proud of who her father is and what he has done in his life. The close friendship and trust she shares with her mother is something most of us will only be able to wish for. And the utmost level of respect and adoration she has for her brother makes me want to be a better man in order to be included in those ranks. She holds every single member of her family in the highest regards. She is so, so immensely proud to be part of the Bradley/Baker clan.
Just the same, I've never been more proud to be a Warner, and so, so proud that Meghan is a Warner, than I am of these past two years while going through this journey with Meghan.
And that the first and most important lesson Meghan taught me. Your family and friends are the best things you have, treasure them. When there is trouble you circle your wagons, stay near and do everything you can to fight.
And that the second. You fight. You fight for the things you want, the things that are important to you and you never, ever give up.
And thats the third. Live. Some of us aren't given a lot of time here, so live and make an impact. Do important things and affect people positively.
And the last is ongoing. Learn. Never stop learning. There are lessons taught in everything, everywhere through everyone. Don't let them fall on deaf ears. Be connected and in the words of one of Meghan's best friends, "Cherish every moment."
The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long- and you have burned so very, very brightly.