MYkind: an open letter.

06.02.2011 / FAMILY

Dear readers, friends and lovers:

My father-in-law passed away yesterday, in the wee hours of the morning. For those of you who know me well, you’ll know that my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to the midwest to be closer to our families. For the past almost-three years, we’ve been living with our inlaws, renovating a home and doing our best to take care of my dear Papa Bill.

You guys, I can’t even begin to explain what a stand-up man my father-in-law was. His loss will be devastating, and I know I’ll need some time to grieve, comfort and care for myself and my husband’s family. Although this is hard to type, I need you to know something:

You all have been my crutch in this, whether you realize or not. Watching a loved one become helpless is one of the heaviest experiences of life, and being able to fill my head space with positivity, inspiration and visuals daily has created a balance that I know has carried me through this time.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t add that there is a grander design at work here. I rarely talk about religion here, but I suppose Bill’s death has opened my eyes to a larger design — that of the human spirit, perfect timing and a bigger universe where we’re all connected.

And for me, that is the ultimate design for mankind.

Thank you for your support. I’ll be checking in here periodically this week and will return Monday.

Love to you all.

  • Erin I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

  • oh, erin. thinking about you and your family. love you.

  • Erin, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sending huge, huge hugs my friend. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. xoxoxo

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Oh Erin, sending you heaps of hugs…

  • Love and prayers to you and your family.

  • so very sorry for your loss. big hug.

  • LOVE YOU ERIN. Just remember, the heavy grief makes room for the memories and legacy that fill your heart in its space. Will be praying for you guys during this difficult week.

  • Dear Erin, I am so very sorry. Sending you and yours thoughts of comfort and love.

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