April 11, 2010
sometimes life does not go exactly as we plan. we lost my uncle* to cancer yesterday afternoon. and things feel impossibly hard. things will be a little quiet around these tea leaves for the next few days as we celebrate an incredible life cut far too short. thanks to all of you for your kind words over these past few months.
*he’s the sweet guy in blue. here, with his brothers.

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  • Reply sonya audrey April 11, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Oh, my Erin. I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could find the perfect thing to say to you, but just know that you are loved and respected and will get through this with your family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Reply Liane April 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Erin- I'm so sorry too. My uncle died young as well and I miss him. xo

  • Reply Jane Flanagan April 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Erin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you over the next few days and weeks.



  • Reply Adela April 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your uncle's passing. Wishing you comfort during this difficult time. We'll be right here when you are ready to return. ~Adela

  • Reply Emily April 12, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Erin, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your uncle looks like such a sweet man. Life is strange and unfair when it takes incredible lives far too soon. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

  • Reply Callie Grayson April 12, 2010 at 2:06 am

    How heart breaking! So sorry to hear this sad news.
    you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Reply Amanda Nicole April 12, 2010 at 3:58 am

    I'm so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts. We'll be here when you return.

  • Reply jen April 12, 2010 at 4:13 am

    erin, we have a beloved family member leaving us very soon too, maybe tonight. i know it is difficult and doesn't necessarily ease the pain, but you will see him again. i just know it.
    {love & hugs}

  • Reply cindy April 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

    i am so sorry for your loss dear erin. we're thinking of you and your family, which is where your heart should be during this time. xo, cindy

  • Reply Christine Chitnis April 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I am so sorry for your loss erin. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Reply ErinO April 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Erin, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear uncle. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts and prayers. May you always remember the wonderful times you had together!

  • Reply The Lil Bee April 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I'm so so sorry. I am thinking of you and sending you lots of love.

  • Reply Yellow Book April 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    My deepest condolences. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Reply abby try again April 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Erin, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Losing a loved one is so hard, especially when they are young. I am sending you love and you and your family are in my thoughts. xo abby

  • Reply Sealicious April 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss šŸ™

  • Reply caroline April 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    i'm sorry, erin! stay strong, my thoughts are with you!

  • Reply Punctuation Mark April 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Very sorry for your loss! my prayers go out to you and your family!

  • Reply Karen April 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    So very sorry for your loss — we'll keep you in our thoughts.

  • Reply Bess April 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Erin, I'm so sorry. Losing someone to cancer too young is unfortunately something I have experienced too. I hope you and your family find strength in each other during this difficult and often incomprehensible time.
    x bess

  • Reply Rachel April 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, my dear. Take a step back, reflect and remember and regroup. Come back when you're ready.

  • Reply Stacey April 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    A beautiful post and image of your uncle, may you and your family find comfort in celebrating your loved one.

  • Reply Jonathan April 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Erin, I'm sorry to hear that your uncle died. I hope that you are taking care of yourself and being kind to yourself.

    Perhaps you can do a similar kind of photo essay, like you do on your blog, but base it on things that remind you of your uncle.

  • Reply Allison April 13, 2010 at 12:13 am

    my thoughts are with you and your family. i'm so sorry for your loss.

  • Reply Erin April 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    thanks so much for all your sweet notes. passing along your messages to my family. xo, e.

  • Reply Meghan April 13, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Oh Erin, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family this week.

  • Reply anabela / fieldguided April 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Erin. I've never had my own, but I can imagine how dear a special uncle can be. xo

  • Reply lesley [smidgebox] April 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    oh dear, i'm so sorry to hear that. sending thoughts of strength your way.

  • Reply COFFEE & MORPHINE April 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I'm so sorry.

    Rev. 21: 4

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse April 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Seeing this photograph and reading your words…heartbreaking. This must be so difficult. I hope you are muddling through and doing okay.

  • Reply Julia April 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Oh! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss… We'll be thinking of you and your family!

  • Reply our little love nest April 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I'm so sorry Erin! The post you did in his memory was beautifully done. We will pray for comfort for you and your family. xoxo

  • Reply the goodie life April 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    i'm so sorry erin! you'll be in my thoughts. i'm incredibly sorry for your loss. take care of yourself. xoxo kate

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea April 15, 2010 at 1:09 am

    so sorry to hear this. thinking about you this week.

  • Reply Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen April 16, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Erin, so sorry for your loss. This must be so so hard. My thoughts are with you! xo Adrianna

  • Reply Vintage Simple April 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I'm so very sorry to hear, Erin. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

    much love,

  • Reply chelsea April 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Erin. My heart is with you and your family right now.

  • Reply knack April 23, 2010 at 2:36 am

    I'm so sorry friend…….hugs to you……


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