Please bear with me as I attempt
this Eulogy and letter with some composure and grace…
I have never given a Eulogy before, but it
is my understanding that you share a little bit about the person and maybe
some personal memories, so here it goes.
is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its
cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you
continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow."
I met Brittany Star Curcio just after she
turned 4. She was so little with these huge eyes and a voice that sounded
exactly like Elmo. To this day I cannot watch an episode of Sesame Street
without thinking of her.
Brittany was an energetic girl with a
contagious smile and piercing blue eyes. Though her time here on this earth
was cut tragically short, her life was full and rich with experiences, love,
laughter, family and dear friends.
She was very fun and creative, whether it
was playing some kind of game or creating dishes in the kitchen. Like when
she took the door off of one of those playhouses and she and my daughter
Morgan sat on it and slid down the stairs, or when she had discovered
another creation she could make with cheese ... man that girl loved cheese!
Fortunately her love for cheese outlived her love for the Spice Girls!
She was very giving and generous at heart -
giving of things and of herself,
traits I know she inherited from her mother.
Whether it was burning CD’s for her friends and family or teaching her
sister Baylee a new cheer move, children were drawn to her. She just had
this magnetic personality. And after being with her, for either a few
minutes or days at a time, you left smiling or maybe even shaking your head
sometimes thinking, “That Brittany” but you never left sad.
She was goofy and girly and loved dressing
up, playing with makeup, dancing around, TALKING ON THE PHONE,
shopping, instant messaging, just hanging out with the people she loved. She
would do whatever it would take to make you smile or cheer you up and if she
said she was your friend, she meant it with all of her being.
I think we all search, long for, and yearn
for unconditional love and acceptance from our peers, family, co-workers,
and whoever we encounter and value in our lives. She had that from the ones
that loved her most and she’s living it in heaven with God and his angels
that celebrated her arrival that Sunday morning. Brittany had
a heart for Jesus; she loved him, believed in him and will now spend all
eternity with him.
She would not want us to cry or be sad for
more than a moment because Brittany would want us to laugh, smile, and to
hold her memory close during this difficult time and always.
I think if Brittany could speak to you all
one last time she would tell you she loves you she would mean it. She would
tell you to make good choices, choices that would please God. And
when you look up to heaven know that she’s looking down at you too, watching
you, walking with you and praying for you.
It’s been an honor Brittany, watching you
grow into such a special, unique, charismatic, loving young woman whom we
will forever hold dear in our hearts.