I haven't seen Erin in Years. The occasional back and forth on Facebook kept me feeling connected but its never enough and you take it for granted that people will be there always. Erin and I shared many sweet memories in high school. Choir, musicals, plays, class trips, dance rehearsals, costumes....my fondest memories are sharing a stage with her. Always so kind, so very talented, you could tell she came from a great upbringing and a loving family. My heart aches for someone so young, but also for her parents and siblings. I have myself lost a child suddenly and know the brutal pain and difficult journey ahead for the Geary family. No one should have to bury their baby, their sister, the love of their life. I have no words that will take this pain away, but I will say the dynamic of the relationship has shifted and what was once holidays and hugs and phone calls will evolve into rememories (as I call them), a flutter in your chest when she's near, and whispers on the wing of butterflies. She is not gone, she is just not here physically. It doesn't help to know that, but she wont leave you, ever. Beautiful soul that she was...will stay close and ever present. I am so so sorry that she has left so quickly and to soon. Its not fair and nothing will ever feel the same. I adored Erin, I admired her. I will cherish our time and our friendship for eternity. I will pray for stamina for her family as they march into difficult and unknown emotional terrain. Until we meet again sweet friend...do me a favor and dance with my baby girl Aurora...you both are such wonderful dancers.