My beloved husband Erik of 5 years passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Monday morning 6/11/18. To say the pain on a human level I feel is heart-wrenching is a clear understatement - no one should be a widow at age 41. Erik was loved by his family and his friends as well as his co-workers. I have never met a person who had one bad thing to say about him.
To say I am overwhelmed with gratitude for things I've been hearing and witnessing and the support from my family and his family is also an understatement. My church family and extended church family and between the two of them I have not been alone for more than 5 minutes since Monday morning at 415am. And our friends at work have been insanely supportive. Beyond anything I imagined.
Despite my grief, I know Erik is at peace and he is with God. He is no longer in pain. He no longer has to hassle with checking his blood sugar three times a day and remembering to take all of his medications. A good friend shared with me yesterday in a letter that her last memory of Erik is seeing him in choir rehearsal at our church and how great he looked. He is now with God, singing praises for eternity. And that's the lasting memory I prefer to have of him and want you to have of him as well.
Will there be a celebration of life? Absolutely. Details to come later. In the meantime, I hope this site will be a healing venue to share stories and memories of my beloved.