I realized that yesterday marked the anniversary of loosing my "Fairy God Mother" Diane L. Jonasson. I will never forget being woken up to hear my mom crying because we had gotten the news that Diane had passed away. She had been my mom's best friend for longer than I could remember. She has survived ovarian cancer only to be taken down by a brain aneurysm.
Then less than two years afterwards, I remember breaking down and crying in front of everyone at SCJ Kickball because my God Brother Erick Jonasson also left this earth. According to the doctors he died of clogged arteries, but anyone who knew him better would tell you that he died from a broken heart. He and his mom were like two peas in a pod and I know that he was hurting and struggling.
(Yes, He was a bad a$$ pirate!)
They were both amazing and talented people who didn't deserve the hardships they were handed throughout life. They were kind and caring souls who I am proud to have been able to call family. They taught me so many things in life and was always there with a smile and words of encouragement. Every time I think of the times we spent together I still can't help but want to cry because they aren't here with me. I am truly thankful to have been able to be a part of both their memorial services. I know that they are in a better place watching over all of us and you will always stay in my heart. Rest In Peace and I love and miss you both dearly.