Monday, February 8, 2010

(Don't) Worry

February 8, 2010

I received a lot of comments, emails, and personal hugs about my last post.  However, I don't want to worry any of you about the possibility of me falling into a dark abyss.  I posted "Miss" mainly because that's just a glimpse of the way it is in the world where Walter, my mom, and I live.  We live like most of our friends, caught up in the moments of to do lists, getting dinner on the table, writing the next memo, and grading that stack of essays or attending one more meeting.  We never know when we will have an Erin Moment, and that's okay too, because that is our reality.  We experience it: somtimes appreciating it; sometimes having a hole seared where we keep our heart; and sometimes having to deal with that too-large-to-swallow lump that forms in our throats.  We hit the pause button until we can re-group, then we pick up where we left off.  Use the verb understand or sympathize.  But not worry.

Here are the girls who are my number one soccer players (DTAg 97) this year (photo credit to Terri G. who had really bad conditions to work with and still managed to get everyone looking good!)!


  1. Thank you for your honesty and your willingness to share -

  2. Vickie,

    It's okay to be sad. What's concerning is that people are worried that YOU are sad. Isn't being sad normal when mourning the loss of a child? Isn't not being sad about a loss like this abnormal?

    Happy you're sad (which means you're emotionally functional),


  3. Amazing, you are... again and again and again.

  4. I can only imagine how many times the thought, "Erin would love this!" has crossed your minds. Countless....Erin and family are never far from my thoughts.