Some feelings and Funeral details…

I miss him so much.

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Jackson and I are back home. And it’s quiet. It’s a big change from being in the hospital and constantly having nurses and doctors coming in all the time.

I can’t even describe how I feel. I feel like I’m holding back tears the whole day. They do come out, but I don’t want to be crying all the time. Thank goodness some family stocked my fridge before we got home, cause Jackson and I might have starved this morning. Everyone has been amazing. I am overwhelmed with feelings of love and support. I am so thankful and blessed that I am surrounded by such wonderful people. Thank you everyone for all the comments on the blog and Facebook. Please forgive me for not responding back. I want everyone to know I appreciate the comments, it’s just hard to write back sometimes.

I met with the funeral director today and made some of the funeral arrangements. That’s not a fun meeting, but thanks to Dan’s brother, his wife and the funeral director, it wasn’t too bad.

I have been asked by many, if there is a way to help with expenses. So I have added a “Contributions” tab up top on the blog website, on that page there are three options to make contributions to Jackson and me.

Services for Dan will be held at the St Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon. There will be a Rosary prayer on Friday, September 26th at 7:00pm. And the funeral will be Saturday, September 27th at 10:00am.

If you have any questions, please email me.

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Posted on September 23, 2014, in update. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Emily (Colburn) Dinwiddie

    My heart has been heavy and my thoughts with you/your family. I know you have the most amazing angels guiding and loving you through this seemingly unbearable process. Thank you for the gift of sharing your families story in words, photos, and amazing grace. It’s 12:27 and you all are loved by so many! Hugs to all the meyers fam!

  2. We send you and Jackson our love and hugs, along with lots of prayers. You truly are an amazing young woman who brought such joy and love to Dan, as he did to you. You are always in our thoughts. Love, Beth and Steve

  3. Jessica, I am glad to know you find comfort in all the family and friends that care so much for you. I know so many of us just feel like there are no words to express how we ache for your loss and how we sit amazed at your strength. I can tell you that you will never get over this experience and you really don’t want it wiped from your heart, there is no true closure, but you will get through it and with times the pain will diminish and the memories will bring you only comfort, joy and laugh out loud laughter, really, I promise. Sending so much love your way.

  4. Jessica, I’m thinking of you constantly and am so, so sorry for your loss. Anything you need and/or I can help with please contact me. Dan was a blessing on this earth as you know and the world is a much better place because he graced us with his presence. Thinking of you and sending your family so much love and strength.
    Allison Barrett (use to be Washburn)

  5. Jessica, Dick & I are so sorry for your & Jackson’s loss of Dan……there are no words that will take away your pain, but we want you to know that we are here for you two too and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families!!! Dan was a great guy and he will be missed by so many…….sending hugs & prayers for comfort for you all.

  6. Jessica-Your and Dan’s courage and grace throughout the journey you have shared on your blog has been an inspiration to me as I have watched my own daughter with CF come into adulthood. Sometimes my fear for her future is paralyzingly, but you and Dan have truly been extraordinary examples of courage, faith, and love even in the most harrowing of times. I have not seen Dan since I changed his diapers as a tiny boy, but my heart is full of love and gratitude for you, Dan, and Jackson. May you find peace, hope, and comfort today and every day. Love, Lisa

  7. XOXO. Davinie

  8. God’s Garden

    God looked around His garden
    And he found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon this Earth,
    And saw your tired face.
    He put his arms around you and
    lifted you to rest.
    God’s Garden must be beautiful.
    He always takes the best.

    He knew that you were suffering.
    He knew you were in pain.
    He knew that you would never
    Get well on earth again.
    He saw the road was getting rough.
    And the hills were hard to climb,
    So he closed your weary eyelids,
    And whispered “Peace be thine.”

    It broke our hearts to lose you
    But you didn’t go alone.
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    -Author Unknown

    Thinking of you and Jackson. You write beautifully and I’m so very sorry for this pain.

  9. I found this through Davinie, whom I follow from scrapbooking. I remember her blog post about Steve spending time in the hospital supporting your husband.

    I’m sorry to see Dan has lost his battle.

    It’s funny how things that happen to people that are complete strangers can have such an impact on my feelings.

    Know I’m thinking about you and your son during this difficult time.

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss–I heard about this from Davinie, and your husband seems like he was a very special person. I will keep you and your little boy in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Patrick Sizemore

    Faith is not freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm. Your storm has just about ended. Now its time to think about picking up the pieces and the repairs. You have time and support. You are not alone. Keep your faith and love that little boy (he is special) and that will help a lot. Time heals all. No rush. Grieving is natural and therapeutic if not taken to the extreme. When you feel it in the extreme, grab that child and hug him or get to work. You are strong and resilient and you will be fine. And, you have a marvelous Guardian Angel to help you. Love Uncle Pat

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