Loss of child is unimaginable

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To the Editor:

On July 25, 2014, my life took a drastic change for the worse. My 14-year-old son, Jeramie Wayne Coleman, was called home by his Lord and Savior. He was swimming with family and friends on a lazy summer day when events took a turn for the worse.

Losing a child is something unimaginable. I always just assumed that my children, all nine of them, would out-live me. It's just not natural to lose a child. You know there is no name for a parent who loses a child, but believe me, the pain is unbearable. We as parents just find it natural within our human instincts to protect our young.

Everyone keeps telling me time will heal all wounds and I would like to believe in those words because losing a child is like no other pain I have experienced, a pain, ache and longing that goes deep into your bones and an ache way beneath your soul. When you bury your child, you bury a piece of you, a reflection of your being.

This has been a chapter in my life that has been unbearable but with friends, family, co-workers, even strangers, the journey has been a little easier.

There was so much love, support and kindness showed to my family and myself during Jeramie's passing, I now want to thank each and every one of you whether it was a prayer, a visit, a monetary gift, food, a text, a hug, flowers or maybe ones who shared my tears. I actually would not have made it through the last two weeks without all the love you guys have expressed to us in such a humble manner. I had a heavy heart, but I put my Chipmunk to rest with a proud heart. He was an amazing young man who touched the lives of many. He was a humble being with a heart of gold, a special being in many ways, a young soul who accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Did I mention a smile and kind ways that would light up the room when he entered?

In closing, I want to thank you again for helping my family and myself through such trying times. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Remember, no good deed goes unnoticed. Now it's time for me and my family to move on to the next chapter and heal. Please continue to pray for us today and in the days to come. Once again your kindness will never be forgotten.


Monica A. Eagle

Great Falls