MamaG's daughter posted the following message in the thread regarding donating to Surfrider in Lorraine's name. I didn't want anyone to miss it. The poem is absolutely beautiful and right on to the person MamaG portrayed on this site.
This is Mama G's Daughter
This is Marissa, and I just wanted to say thank you sooo sooo much for all the support you all have given my mom in the past and even to her and her family now! This network is amazing! Thank you all so much, she touched many lives that I had no idea about.
She would love for the money to go to the surfrider foundation, she was actually a member!
Thank you all again for all the prayers, thoughts, flowers, and contributions in her name. I will keep all of you in my prayers. This is a poem I read at the end of her eulogy, it was beautiful and I think you all would enjoy it:
"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's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the 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 eyes, love and go on" ~ David Harkens, British Poet