Regan (as told by her parents)

I figured that for my page it is best to have my parents describe who I am.

from Mom:

In naming Regan, I wanted to make sure that she had a name that would not be shortened.  I didn’t want her to have a nickname.  I wanted something strong and unforgettable. But, as family does, she became “Raggs.”  Regan came here on a warm Sunday afternoon in April with a smile on her face. Her personality has developed from that smile. But, don’t be deceived – she takes no tea for her fever.  She is determined to the point of no return.  Her birthday is on the cusp of Taurus and Aries, so imagine a bull on fire, that’s her. But you would never see it unless she needs to protect or defend you; friend or relative.

She already knew how to drive when she started her driving lessons…LOL.  She was only waiting to be licensed.  She is warm and funny and honest and funny and caring and funny. Her Godchildren couldn’t wait to spend their summers with her.  Her love of people is reciprocated too – everybody loves Regan.  She is a peace maker.  Regan graduated from Villanova University and has a Masters Degree from the The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.  But, before that, we weren’t too sure of her focus.  In fact, Mel was going to register her at Cortez Peters Typing School when she finished high school, if she didn’t get her act together as a teenager.  Regan liked to party and play.  She didn’t have a curfew growing up, we figured that we raised her and that she would know our limits.  She tested them.  But she is smart and quick, and this phase was short lived; a flash.

As an adult she has had tests that have strengthened her.  She lived in Atlanta and was operating her own business after moving on from management consulting.   When her Dad became really ill, she put everything aside to return to DC and find another way.  She is truly special.  She is the “wind whisperer” for her Dad.  She is the continuation of my spirit with a much softer edge.  Regan is whomever Regan chooses to be.

from Dad:

Regan has always been a Daddy’s girl.  I saw her before her mother and Toni has been behind ever since, catching up (LOL).   Regan has a way about her that soothes our household.  I am not sure what would have happened if she had not come home.  When Regan was a little girl, I taught her that when you see the lightening shortly thereafter you will hear the thunder.  To this day, if it is thundering and lightening, she turns off the lights, comes in to sit with me and we look for the lightening and then count until we can hear the thunder.  I really don’t have much more to say, my wife talks a lot, so she has probably covered everything.  Regan is my baby girl.