Friday, July 8, 2011
photo © 2008 Robert Nunnally | more info (via: Wylio)It has been four months since Erica passed away. You could also say it has been one quarter of a year or 122 days, however you want to look at it. Time has eased the emotional pain but I still find myself thinking "I can't believe she's gone". There is forever a void in our lives that time cannot heal. The emotional pain improves with time but the void will always be there. I only had one sister and nobody can take her place. Losing Erica definitely made me reevaluate the condition of the relationships in my life. People spend so much time and energy complaining about the people and things in their lives that they can't change that they forget to appreciate what they have. Focusing on the positive and embracing what you love about someone is more effective than being negative. Life can change in an instant; losing Erica made this saying reality to me. In the last four months my outlook on life has changed and many lessons learned. Lessons learned the hard way.