I had asked Beth to design the logo around the concept of 'rain will make the flowers grow'. For me this is what Erin's Gift is all about. I am devastated about the loss of my beautiful daughter - about the fact that she will never grow up, will never smile or laugh, will never walk or talk and will never become the amazing woman that I feel sure she would have been. I am devastated that I never got the chance to be the mummy to her that I so wanted to be and that she never got the chance to fully experience how wonderful a daddy my husband is. There are so many things about which I am incredibly sad and so many things about which I cry.
I feel as though through Erin's Gift we are trying to turn these tears into something good. In truth, we will never raise enough money or awareness to make what has happened good - but this fact will keep me going, because our work with Erin's Gift will never be done. We will never reach an amount that is good enough, simply because such an amount does not exist. Erin's life and everything that Erin gave us is worth too much.....but that will not stop us from trying.
Therefore, put simply, Erin's Gift is a way for us to use our tears to make something beautiful - in this way the rain will make the flowers grow.
“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
- Brian Jacques
- Brian Jacques