I have been avoiding writing this post for 2 weeks. I just didn't want to type the words because that means that it is true.
On July 1, 2013 Derek's mom, Jamie, passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest. It was very unexpected.
There are really no words. You can say them but truthfully they don't make you feel better. All I know is that during this time I have been relying heavily on my family and my faith. I have found comfort in knowing that she is up in heaven, and I can still feel her spirit all around us.
Dane doesn't understand what "died" means. We tried to explain it, but it is pretty much over his head. I am surprised he hasn't been asking more questions and asking for her more than he has.
Jamie has taught me so much about life. She helped me see another side of people. She taught me to love everyone and to forgive. That everyone makes mistakes and that you shouldn't judge people by their past choices.
We will miss her so much. Rest in peace Jamie, I will take care of all your boys down here!