When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

~ Kahlil Gibran, from"The Prophet"

Saturday, May 14, 2011

at 7:25 am

on may 14, 1991

an indelible imprint was made
a unique and permanent impression
impervious, abiding

happy 20th birthday, erin


  1. Heaven is a happier place with Erin there. May God bless her and keep her. A rmarkable young lady. Thought of often and missed.

  2. Thinking of you today, Mrs. Potts! I hope the blood drive goes well!


  3. Thinking of Erin on her day.


  4. Beautiful baby, beautiful woman, beautiful Erin. Sending love to you as you remember the day she was given to you.

  5. Mary,

    I thought of you yesterday morning ~ knowing you woke to sweet memories of so many happy May 14ths. And I thought of your aching heart ~ knowing how much you miss your beautiful, spirited, smiling Erin. These days are hard.

    I hope the blood drive went well ~ what a wonderful way to celebrate Erin!

    Happy Birthday Erin!

    With much understanding - Carol Herrmann

  6. The blood drive was fantastic! You do everything with grace and style. And maybe even a little bit of class! (like the candle, perfect!) Hope you felt all the love and support yesterday. Cake was gooood!

  7. Thank you Carol. As one who also walks the same daily path as I do, you certainly understand the bittersweet emotions of these birthdays. Yes... so hard, but as Margaret wrote/hoped for us, we did feel the love and support at yesterday's blood drive... many times over.

    So glad your walk was such a success. I LOVED the pictures - with the spirit of Caroline Grace shining brightly as well.

    Hugs to you Carol.

  8. Mary, rebecca's photos reminded me so much of your sunflowers for Erin: http://corazon.typepad.com/recuerda_mi_corazon/2011/05/postcards-from-paradise.html
    Love to you...

  9. dear one,

    i came to thank you for your words regarding sunflowers...and here i have surely found your brightest one.

    please email me with your address...i would love to send you some of my seeds.

    years of gathering their coloured heads, they all bloom in the ambers and reds of a magnificent sunrise.

    i would love to share some with you.


  10. I remember the day sweet Erin Elizabeth was born. Her legacy of love, hope and light blesses our world. Missing you, Potts. xo