This is so sad, and yet, so touching.
Meghan King Edmonds just penned a heartfelt post about LeAnn Huntley Edmonds-Horton. That's Meghan's husband Jim's first wife — and mother to two of his children — who recently passed away after a battle with colon cancer.
In the post, Meghan shows maturity beyond her years in dealing with a very, very difficult situation for her family. About LeAnn, Meghan writes:
"Not only was she the mother to two of my stepchildren, Lauren and Hayley, she was my friend. For LeAnn to embrace me as she did is a true testament to her character and her willingness to work together for the sake of her children."
Meghan, who was always deferential and respectful to LeAnn, goes on to assure her daughters are in good hands:
"I will never replace LeAnn and nor will I ever try but I hope that I can take her example and love her girls with even an ounce of the love she exhibited. I am truly blessed to have had LeAnn in my life and she lives on in my beautiful stepdaughters."
Meghan also opens up about her and husband Jim's living situation, and responds to people questioning the most recent episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County and how she's away from her husband:
"I understand that this is a unique situation but I love my Hayley and Jimmy and we were willing to sacrifice a few months of seeing each other part-time in order for Hayley to graduate high school in California while being close to her ailing mother (who was undergoing chemo at the time). It is not a perfect situation but it was always temporary and done out of the love we have for our family."
The blog piece is so honest and touching!!
Meghan also went on Watch What Happens Live to discuss, among other things, LeAnn's memory.
Check out the clip of that exchange between her — with pink hair — and Andy Cohen (below):