FAIRFIELD, IL (WFIE) - The family of Megan Nichols is still distraught over her disappearance.
The Fairfield, Illinois teen hasn't been seen or heard from since she vanished on July 3.
"I feel incomplete. It's scary, and it's also just, every day I wake up like okay is this real, and it's been almost six months, and it still is unbelievable to me that she's not here," says Kathy Jo Hutchcraft, Megan's mother.
Kathy says little things are constant reminders of what's missing, and time isn't making things easier.
"I was really hoping she'd been home for Christmas. And I think that's what hurts the most is I thought Christmas would do it," says Kathy.
For the first time, the family didn't get together, "I didn't know that I could handle being around everybody. It's just too hard."
Authorities have been working to find Megan and find out whether she left on her own.
They've been getting some tips on her whereabouts, but none have panned out.
"I have my moments where I want to give up. I don't want to go through, I don't want to live like this, but I'm still here. God has a plan for me, and I believe with all my heart that he has a plan for my daughter too."
There is a reward being offered for any information leading to Megan's whereabouts.
If you know anything, call police.