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Friday, June 8, 2012

Erica Knee

Last year I wrote a blog post shortly after Lindsay passed, and I frequently re-read what I wrote and the comments I received when I'm feeling down. ( )  This one comment from Ben, a friend from school, really hits home:

"Erica, I'm so sorry for your loss and what certainly sounds like a loss for all of us who might have one day encountered such a truly inspiring and wonderful woman. Not everyone walks away from such a tragedy with a lesson in hand. I'm so glad, and so impressed, that you have chosen to use your dear friend's memory as a tool to do even better in your life (is that really possible for you?). More so, by so lovingly sharing thoughts on her death, you are inspiring all of us; you are allowing Lindsay to live on... even with people who were not fortunate enough to have known her. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that time and the memories that you carry in your heart will help ease the pain of this remarkably unfair loss."

Ben certainly has a way with words, and I couldn't agree more with what he had to say - Lindsay truly does live on.  After my recent engagement, I ran into wedding plans full speed, and booked a venue in record-setting time to ensure I had a Saturday in June for the wedding. Little did I know at the time that the date I chose happens to also be the birthday of one of the most incredible people I've ever met. Ryan and I will be getting married June 8, 2013, and I am so happy that this date will always be a celebration of love and happiness in my life, forever connected with Lindsay's memory.  Happy Birthday Lindsay, we love you!!  

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