Homicide---Mia Brown, Dec. 20, 2010 Dec 23, 2010 1:07:16 GMT -5
Post by CSA FD on Dec 23, 2010 1:07:16 GMT -5
Celebration service set for Mia Brown
Dec. 22, 2010
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nancy Williams, mother of Mia Chay Brown)
My daughter Mia was always a cheerful child. She could take anything from a little box to Playskool toys and amuse herself, but her favorite pastime was playing school.
She loved to organize things and loved to draw. One time she drew the Piggly Wiggly we shopped at in every detail, even including the handicapped sign in the parking lot. She paid immense attention to detail. Another time there was a school project in fourth grade where the children drew a shopping mall, with each store drawn on its own piece of paper. I still have that art.
She loved her husband, Brandon, so much. They were childhood sweethearts and had made a vow of chastity to each other when they were dating, and they kept that vow.
Mia was sweet to everyone, including her “store friends” from Charlie’s Store in Esto where she worked. One friend told me that whenever she had a bad day Mia would let her talk about her problems and was always cheerful.
“How come you are always happy,” one person asked her. Mia said that she chose to have a smile for all the customers and not to add to their struggles. That kindness and willingness to help others even apparently led to Mia offering a ride to the man who could be involved in her death.
That’s why she would give (the man) a ride home when he said he was going to his girlfriend to take a present to their baby. I always taught my children to do the right thing and to make the right choice. I taught them to be active in doing good.
This man had no light left in his life and Mia was a bright, shining light. In some way he was trying to capture that light he knew long ago; he was an empty shell. He was drawn to Mia’s light like a moth.
Mia made a choice to do something good. Please don’t take what happened as a reason not to do good.