For Erin on Her Birthday

A beautiful soul.

My friend, teacher, student and mentor, Erin, passed away suddenly last February.  We were 10 years and 10 days apart and she always told me that I was living her life 10 years behind.  I can only hope that she was right because she lived one beautiful life.  She always ended her class with this saying. I’m not sure who said it first, but I hear it in Erin’s beautiful voice.

“May there be peace within you.  May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.  May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.  May you be content with yourself  just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.  It is there for each and every one of us.”




2 thoughts on “For Erin on Her Birthday

  1. Hello ~ I am a high school friend of Erin’s sister, Jaime. Your tribute is so beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing. I did a quick search and learned that the quote with which Erin ended each class is from Saint Terese of Liseaux.
    Peace be with you!

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