When Erica passed away on March 8, 2011 I honestly didn't know how our family would get through our loss. Today marks one year since she passed away. Everyone in our family has handled Erica's death in their own way. My journey of grieving Erica was handled one day at a time. With each passing day and then each passing month healing occurred. Erica may no longer walk this earth but she lives on in our hearts. Her legacy lives on in her daughter's and her beautiful smile lives on in the many pictures we cherish. Day after day, month after month, and year after year I will not forget my sister. One year of grieving is behind me, but standing before me is a lifetime without my sister.