Today is Memorial Day and for a lot of people it's just an extra day off work. However, there is a new meaning to this day for those who have lost a loved one. It's a day to remember and appreciate the sacrifice of our soldiers and the legacy of our loved ones. It's a day to be thankful for what we have and to recognize the impact of those before us. This day has a new meaning for me. Grieving Erica forced me to realize the fragility of life and to see the true impact we all have on each other. Sometimes it takes the absence of a loved one for a new meaning to be revealed.