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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.

  • Sending good thoughts to your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. You should share a happy picture of your father in law to honor his memory! sending positive energy to you and your family to get through these hard times.

  • Sending you my love and thoughts your way.

  • Erin, I’m sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Thinking of you and Ken. Sending hugs your way.

  • Oh Erin, I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  • i’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father-in-law, erin. i can’t even begin to imagine how hard this must be for you and your family. i’m thinking about you all and keeping your family in my prayers.

  • Dear Erin – i´m so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family strenght and love!

  • thinking of you and yours. xo

  • much love and hugs to you Erin, take care

  • oh Erin– so sorry. sending big hugs to your and your family at this time. xo

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