updated 10/06/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/06/2011 AT 3:30 PM ET
Dear Steve Jobs,
I’m sending this to wherever you’ve gone…
Our hearts broke at the news last evening and our world will never be the same. For all that you brought to us and all that we will never know because of your passing, I thought I’d show you a picture of my daughter Easton with her trusty iPad. It changed our lives and opened her mind and imagination to possibility.
At first, I was scared when I received the iPad as a gift – the technically-challenged are always the most resistant. Not Easton though. She seemed to speak your language right off the bat. Actually, all the children seem to grasp your vision with ease. She showed me the light and the way into your world … or at least the one we were privileged to benefit from. Together we have grown closer through learning, interacting and being entertained by your inventions.