Last year at this very moment I was sitting on the couch watching TV with Randy laughing and enjoying life. I was exhausted from my long 12 hour shift but still had a sense of joy. At about 8:30 pm I heard both BriAnna and Brandon laughing about something downstairs. I told Randy “there those two go again!” and laughed about them giggling. Never realizing that this would be the very last time that I would hear that uplifting laugh of hers! At 10:45 Randy went downstairs to say good night and that was when our nightmare began! Life as I once knew it was gone forever! The joy, excitement and the feeling that life is safe and fair was stripped from all of us. Her loss has left my heart with a gapping hole. How does a person accept that your child dies of unknown causes. That leads me to the question.. why then? Why? WHY? WHY!!! The boys and I continue to struggle everyday but we do our best to hold each other up. I can’t thank everybody enough for being here for us today. I know that it has been difficult for everybody to always hear about my Bri (every time that I open my mouth), to always have a shoulder, to put up with my tears and to attempt to try and cheer me up but please understand that I continue to try and get through each day the best way that I can. One way that you can help is to keep Bri’s memory by remembering the WWBD motto and spread the message by Lending a hand! Not judge! Volunteer to those in need! Be the better person! Pay it forward! Friend those that may not have any friends! Give a hug! And as Bri would always do remember to smile – It might just change a life!
Please hug those around tight tonight!!! Thank you again for the support today! Hugs to all of you!!!