Goals, desires and dreams…

Goals, desires and dreams…

“Goals, desires, and dreams, that’s what life really means.”

~ Aldrika Boyle (CHS reunion speech, 1996)

When I was a kid, I along with my siblings loved to watch the Christmas TV Specials every year during the holiday season. My favorite was Santa Clause is Coming to Town. I have carried one of the songs from this movie with me throughout my life – “put one foot in front of the other.” Whenever I have been in a tough situation with no daylight in sight, I have often leaned on the lyrics of this song, which I unashamedly know well.  “You never will get where you’re going, if you never get up on your feet, there’s a good tailwind blowin’, A fast walking man is hard to beat.”

This struck me again yesterday as Ericka walked two laps around the critical care unit along with the physical therapist and I by her side. By simply putting one foot in front of the other – soon, these small steps will lead her back to a life of conquering her goals, desires, and dreams.

GOOD NEWS! At 2:15 pm today, we rolled Ericka out of ICU to a thunder-like applause and cheers from the staff! She is now in a regular room with an immediate goal of getting stronger.

For those that wanted to send flowers or small gifts, you can now feel free to send them to: **Emory University Hospital 1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, Room# E623.

Ericka is so thankful to all of you for helping her through this time. The visitation policy is the same but she does have her cell phone and you can feel free to text her.


5 thoughts on “Goals, desires and dreams…

  1. I am so happy to read this good news about your progress Erica, my sweetie! God is in control! Keep putting one foot forward. Awesome!

  2. God s great! Tears of joy running, making me do the “ugly cry.”
    I will continue to pray for Ericka’s continued progress.
    God bless you all.

  3. OMG! I don’t know how I’ve seen none of this in my feed. I’m so glad you are on the road to recovery!!! I know you’re strong and will be back to your old self in no time! I shall buy you your first slice of pizza at our spot! So glad you’re getting better!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Awesome job!!!! Although I’m pretty sure anyone that’s even met you knows that you’d kick ICU’s ass! I know I haven’t seen you in years but you are literally one of the most memorable people I have ever met and I am lucky to consider you a friend! I’m so glad your doing better and look forward to visiting Smyrna to buy you a drink and toast to your health! Get it girl! Love you ❤️

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