When the idea for the “I Believe She’s Amazing” movement first started, it felt like an Amazing Race against time. I was infused with a sense of urgency to create and launch something while Erika was still alive so that she could see it. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Despite the sadness of our loss, what has unfolded has been more incredible than I could have imagined. It has become a daily reminder that one person can make a difference (even after they are gone), and a constant source of inspiration to me.
It all began with the simple desire to celebrate the life of our amazing friend, Erika Heller, by creating a video that would make people “feel” a little piece of how she made us feel and to share that video-that feeling-with as many people around the world as we could reach.
Every evening when I come home I check my video stats and email and I find myself covered in smiles, goosebumps and tears.
The words and stories people share with me, reach down into my heart and touch my soul. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me. I promise to get back to each one of you, if I haven’t yet, I apologize, I receive hundreds of emails daily and I am working through every one of them- so keep them coming!
I am deeply grateful to have been blessed by the friendship with Erika, a true soul-sister to my daughters and I, who changed our lives forever.
As we near the close of month 9 of this journey, I have come to realize that this was never meant to be an AMAZING RACE at all, it is instead, the AMAZING JOURNEY. Journey’s are filled with magic, discovery, inspiration and a whole lot of self discovery. Unlike a RACE that has a winner and an ending, a journey continues on, it has its own flow. I’m grateful you are part of this AMAZING JOURNEY!
Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
With love and gratitude,