August 8, 1996 - November 6, 2010
You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes
And pray that she'll come back,
Or you can open your eyes
And see all she left.
Your heart can be empty
Because you can't see her,
Or you can be full of love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow
And live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow
Because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory
And let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she'd want:
Smile, open your heart, love and go on.
Miss you every day.
All our love,
Mommy, Daddy, Devan & Brooke,
and all your family and friends.

Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Nov. 6, 2013