Monday, June 27, 2011

Thoughts of Erica

field of thoughtsphoto © 2010 jon smith | more info (via: Wylio)When waking this morning thoughts of Erica were on my mind.  My thought was how I wish I would have talked to her on the day she died.  My thoughts go back to the events of that day.  There are certain things that still plague me about Erica's death.  I want to know if she was scared or in pain.  Was she worried she was going to die?  These are things I will never know.  My thoughts of Erica remind me of how precious each day is.  This is something I had forgotten and took for granted.  May my lesson be yours without the tragedy of loss.

Quote:    We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. ~Fulton Oursler    


  1. I found this when looking up grief on the internet.

    "You can shed tears that she is gone,
    or you can smile because she has lived.
    You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
    or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
    Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
    or you can be full of the love you shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
    or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember her only that she is gone,
    or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind,
    be empty and turn your back.
    Or you can do what she would want:
    smile, open your eyes, love and go on."

  2. Thank you for sharing, it is beautiful and speaks to my heart.