Saturday, July 23, 2011


My wonderful sister Tracy passed away on Wednesday night. I didn't make it to the Bahamas in time to say goodbye which was devastating. But she is in a better place after a four year cruel battle. God bless, my love. I will always miss you.

There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields -
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!
- Emily Dickinson


  1. So sorry hugs to you and her family xx

  2. Words can't express my condolences for you. I lost my own "baby" sister to cancer. It helps to remember the good things.

  3. So sorry. Please accept the Consolences from all of the Park family.

  4. I'm thinking of you and am here for whatever you need. I know you wanted to see her but I hope you take comfort knowing she's past all this pain and will live on in your heart and in your kids. xxx

  5. Oh, Erin, I'm so so sorry! Tracy looks so beautiful in the picture with your daughter! I feel so heart-broken.

  6. Very sorry to hear about your thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. So sorry to hear this Erin. My thoughts are with you. This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.


  8. I'm so sorry to hear this, Erin. I hope you are doing okay. I lost a good friend on Tuesday (also to that awful cancer creature).
    Take care.

  9. I'm very sorry for your loss Erin. Best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.

  10. I'm so sorry Erin. Sending much love and thoughts to you and your family.

  11. Praying for you, my deepest condolences.

  12. O Erin, I am so beyond sad and bereft to hear this news. Tracy was a beautiful spirit and left way too soon. You two cackled together as only sisters can. I hope that laughter buoys you in these heavy, horrible days of grief. Thinking of you. xxo Linda Haltmaier

  13. So sorry for your loss - just heartbreaking.

    Wonderful to 'meet' another expat mom in the UK :)XOLaura

  14. Really sorry to hear about your sister. I lost my Grandad 2 days ago, and it's awful losing a family member while you are overseas. My heart goes out to you.

  15. Erin,

    I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Please know that I and many others are praying for you, your sister and your family.

  16. Thank you everyone - most appreciated. Her funeral was lovely. My other sister, my brother, a cousin and I all spoke. I think she wouldhave been pleased.

  17. Bless you Erin. I've been thinking of you. x

  18. That is so devatasting. She was so beautiful and it sounded like you were incredibly close. The poem is just so poignant...unfading flowers.


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