Bryan Muehlberger and also his little girl Gracie would hem and haw their cooking area with each other, gliding throughout the flooring in their socks as the song “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman played behind-the-scenes.
The lyrics tell of a father who makes time to dance with his daughter through the years prior to “she will certainly be gone” and also happen with her life as an adult.
Little did Muehlberger recognize the tune would certainly occupy one more definition after the death of his 15-year-old daughter as well as Saugus Secondary school pupil on Nov. 14 when a teenager opened fire on his classmates on campus, killing 2 as well as wounding 3 others before transforming the weapon on himself.
Gracie, that would certainly have transformed 16 in October, continues to dance– via silly videos as well as images that forever capture that she was, according to her loved ones, who describe her with words like “energetic,” “caring,” “intelligent” as well as “full of life.”
She was a lady that suched as to enjoy, and wanted to make a distinction and also do good things for people,” claimed Bryan Muehlberger last November, throughout a party of her life. “I don’t ever remember her hurting a soul; I never read about her entering a fight with anybody.”
Gracie’s close friend Chloe Rogers considers herself among the fortunate ones to have obtained close to the 15-year-old.
” She also helped me through at the time (that) was the hardest part of my life. Thank you, Gracie, for always making me feel better,” said good friend Chloe Rogers throughout a vigil on Nov. 17 last year. “I’m so grateful that my last minute was spent with her filled with jokes and smiles.”
In discovering more concerning their little girl, with her close friends as well as videos shared with them, Gracie’s parents have actually found a motto she lived by, one that has motivated others to comply with.
” I think people that perhaps only knew her lightly have actually been familiar with her better over the in 2015 through the video clips and also posts that we’ve done to share more of her life,” stated Muehlberger in an October meeting. “I assume they’ve realized what kind of an unique lady she was and the effect she’s had on their lives. I think it’s made them realize life is valuable, as well as life is short, and to celebrate every single waking moment due to the fact that you’re not guaranteed tomorrow.”
Discovered in one of her journal entrances from when she was about 13 years old, Gracie left behind a message that has actually helped her moms and dads get with each day:
” You just have one life to live, so why not live it terrific, genuine as well as load it with memories and also experiences.”
These words are currently part of a large, pink mural with angel wings repainted by world-renowned musician Colette Miller at Saugus High to honor Gracie.
Her moms and dads recognize their little girl today by trying not to let the small things in life reach you and also to follow the love for life she had, they stated.
At an October event honoring Gracie’s 16th birthday celebration at Duane R. Harte Park in Saugus, her dad stated: “I want us to celebrate Gracie by doing just that, you understand, invest some time, roll down your windows, open your sunroof if you obtained one, shriek a few of your favored tunes, laugh, appreciate some life.”