Andrea Cheek's Journal
Written Feb 25, 2011 9:57am
I am going to be shutting this page down but I wanted to explain why. It is not for lack of love for you, that could never be. It is not because your sister is now with us and I have forgotten you, again that is impossible. It is simply because it is time. Sadly, there are no more milestones to alert people of. The people who matter the most know when your special days are and they will celebrate you on those days the way they see fit. I think of you everyday and some days I do come here and read over your story, even though I lived it. I read over the entries from all your family and friends and shed tears over how much everyone loved you and how much your life affected others. It's easy to forget those things as life continues to move on. I will now save these memories on our bookshelf at home.
I look at Aliyah and see you all the time. She brings me so much joy but I have to admit that sometimes I shed tears thinking about what could have been, excuse me, what should have been.
Please forgive me if I don't get by as often to bring you flowers, that gesture in no way can measure my love for you, or how much I think of you. Quite frankly going there is sad and only reminds me of the finality of everything. However, I do know it is the only physical way I can show my love. Just know that I love you, nothing and noone can ever change that.
I Love You Drea...Until we meet again
Written Feb 25, 2011 9:42amI will be taking Drea's page off CaringBridge after this weekend. They give you the opportunity to create a bbok out of this webpage complete with all journal entries and everyone's wonderful messages to us and Drea. I will be having them make that book up next week, that should give anyone the chance to send one last message if they would like. Thank you for all your love and support throughout this journey.
Written Jan 7, 2009 12:25pmI've been sitting here thinking of some way to explain to to you all how wonderful Drea was but my words escape me. Maybe it's because there really are no words to describe how extraordinary she was. Her time here was short but her presence was so great. She will live on forever in my heart and in the hearts of those closest to her. I know she was here for a reason, to teach us something, to remind us of something, to help us find ourselves. I do not know right now but her life here was not in vain. She meant the world to me, she was everything to me and at this time the only way I can honor her is to remember and to hope that others remember too. Remember her beautiful, expressive eyes and her light brown hair. Her long fingers and her "so ugly they were cute" toes. The way that at only a few days old she seemed to have such a distinguished personlity. But most of all I will remember her strength and her fight. Maybe that's one of the lessons. No matter what comes our way we need to be strong through it and face it head on with grace. We need to handle it like Drea.