Anna Mcdaniel Obituary, Death – The past day and a half have been among the most difficult times I’ve ever gone through in my life. As I try to put back together the shards of my heart that have been shattered into a million different bits, it is difficult for me to find the appropriate words to use in this message. I really, really, really hope that this is all just a cruel joke, a misunderstanding, a mistake, or a nightmare from which I will wake up tomorrow.
When it comes to describing siblings, I have always been of the opinion that birth order is the most accurate method to do it.
Since I’m the oldest, I’ve always been the epitome of the Type A, perfectionist who takes things much too seriously. And then there was Anna, the one who exemplified what it meant to be a true middle child. Anna accomplished things in her own time and according to her own schedule since she marched to the beat of her own drum. When I first started driving to school, there were several occasions when my impatience got the better of me, and because I couldn’t wait much longer for Anna to get dressed, I left her at home rather than wait any longer. Her clock always kept slightly different time than everyone else’s clocks, even as she got older, therefore not much else changed about her.
I was afar when you built your own path, found a profession that you enjoyed doing what you loved most—helping other people—and I watched as you did it all. I am very proud of you. I was there when you discovered a group of people who became your second family and a pastime that you cherished. After that, you became an aunt, which quickly became one of your most treasured roles. It would be an understatement to say that I was proud of you.
Anna, you exemplified every attribute that I could ever want to have, and I sincerely hope that someday I will have a heart as big as yours. that I am capable of giving without expecting anything in return, just like you did. that I can exercise the same level of patience with both myself and others as you do. That I will choose excitement and that I will act in a way that brings joy to my heart in the same way that you followed your heart’s desires and did the things that made your heart happy. Your legacy will be carried on by me for as long as there is air in my lungs, and I will be honored to do so.
My entire being hurts. This is not how things are intended to go down at all, so why is it happening? The thought of all the precious times you won’t get to spend with Connor and Caleb as they grow up will cause me unending sorrow. Regarding the birthdays, get-togethers, and vacations that you won’t be able to attend in person but will take part in virtually instead of in person. The only thing that will satisfy me is to once more hear your voice, to see your name appear on FaceTime, and to once more hear the boys greet you with “Hey, Anna.”
Dear Anna Katherine, please know that I will always love you.
-Your older sister will never
Anna Katherine McDaniel
The date range of July 7, 1992 to January 22, 2023