My dear sweet friends, I am sitting in the backyard of the home my husband grew up in. Bittersweet to imagine that little boy playing with his cats out here or up in that giant tree reading a math book.

Friday we had his memorial service in his little church where he went to Sunday school all those years ago. The depth of heartbreak I feel is indescribable.

Thank you for all the condolences and thank you to those that were able to help with the GofundMe that Vickie and Jamie set up – I don’t know what I would have done without that immediate financial support.

It’s just Koya’ana and me now after a really rough year, and I’m finding a lot of strength in leaning into your friendship, prayers, and understanding. Thank you.