Jessica's Story: In Honor Of Jeremiah

Jessica's Story: In Honor Of Jeremiah

My story isn’t that simple. My dad died when I was 8, and my mom was left to raise 5 girls. She worked her ass off as a factory worker, kept the house, kept food on the table , and raised 5 strong women. My first husband and I had a child. A son. Jeremiah. He was the love of my life. My ex husband, not so much. He was abusive and walked away. Which was fine by me, I worked 3 jobs and took care of Jeremiah. Then I met a man. He seemed ok. Normal even. I didn’t want to get married again, but we had two awesome kids together , Jack and Kirsten. Well, this ten year relationship of him being an addict and alcoholic ( which I didn’t know until I was pregnant with Jack and Jeremiah was attached to him) I had to walk away. I rose from the ashes of that ten year mess. I worked two jobs, bought a condo and made a home for my three kids and myself. Then I met a man when I was 32. A real man. We fell in love. He loved my kids. He raised my kids. We were happy. I had a family that felt whole. Fast forward to July 16,2020. My world  fell apart. My beloved Jeremiah died. I was completely broken. Seeing my other kids in this pain was to much to bear. It took me a year to feel, well anything, i don’t know if normal will ever apply to me again. However, my husband bought me a BD shirt. I loved it. I kept going back to the website and reading the empowering quotes. I felt inspired. Jeremiah left me a beautiful grandson. He needs me. My kids need me. My husband needs me. So while I’ll never not miss my Jeremiah, I will proudly wear these clothes with empowerment. Pride. And hope. I am rising from the ashes. I will be the warrior I once was. Never give up. No matter how broken you may feel.

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Comments

jessica Hayes May 8 2022

I love you Maryann. When I lost Jeremiah you drove right up from Florida and was by my side every step of the way. I miss seeing you daily, but our bond will always be. ❤️ Forever. Thank you for all the love you showed Jeremiah in life, and in death.

Maryann Mangano May 8 2022

We started as neighbors, ended up with a bond so strong that even when I moved 1,200 miles away our friendship has never faltered.Jess, you ARE a warrior! You have weathered so much in your life and yet you always put on your big girl panties and do your best. You are such a good role model for your children… showing them what a strong woman really is. My heart breaks for your loss of Jeremiah and I wish I could make it better, but no one can. Life will never be the same but one day you will be used to your "new normal ". I love you… forever…my beautiful friend!

jessica Hayes May 8 2022

Thank you Rachel. I am blessed to have you in my life! I love you.
Jody. You were here since he was 12. He was great at capturing hearts. I will never forget the lip plumper! Lol. We let him skip school for his 13 bday. And we told him he had to put it on. Omg. Lol. That was so funny. I will treasure all the memories we made with the kids 💖. Love you girl.

Rachel Bernhardt May 8 2022

It’s no wonder now I realize why you’re so incredibly strong. You also are one of the most real and genuine people I know. Through heartache you remain positive and loving. I am blessed to have you as my friend.
Xoxox

Jody Porell May 8 2022

All I can say is the moment I met Jeremiah I fell in love. He had the cutest smile. He was so funny. He could make you laugh for hours. One time he put on this limp plumper and his lips got so huge. We laughed so hard. He always did goofy things to make people laugh. He was super talented. A great listener. I’m very blessed and privileged to have known him. To love him. I’ll love him forever. He instantly had a piece of my heart and always will. Although I do not know the pain that Jessica is in I will always be here whenever she needs something or someone. Jessica to me you’ll always be a Phoenix that rises from the ashes. It’s just unfortunate that this is the hardest battle you’ll ever have to face but I’m proud of you for making it day by day.

jessica Hayes May 7 2022

Thank you Dan! I appreciate the kind words. 🥹. Thank you my friend

Daniel Reilly May 7 2022

I Have Known Jessica since 2012…Was a Co-Worker..She Is Not Only a GOOD Mother To Her Own Kids…But Was LOVED as a Worker For Kids With Behavior Issues…Jessica Is One WONDERFUL And a Very STRONG Woman…PROUD To Have Her My Freind Of 9 Years!!!👍

jessica Hayes May 6 2022

Thank you Madeline. Jeremiah did not kill himself, but he did however struggle years with depression and anxiety. I am so proud of you for never giving up the good fight. Much love to you. ❤️❤️

Madalin Esteves May 6 2022

As someone who has lived with bipolar disorder for over 22 years I can honestly say that depression, suicidal thoughts and ideations were once a part of my life that I seriously thought would make everyone’s lives easier. I truly believe that the loved ones in my life saved my life. When I began working and met her she felt like a work mom. Someone you knew was always there and that you could always talk to. Jess I know you’re hurting and that life has not been the same since Jeremiah left you too soon but I know that he’s smiling down on his family saying don’t worry about me and someday you’ll see him again. Love you 😘

jessica Hayes May 6 2022

Love you Melissa

jessica Hayes May 6 2022

Love you Melissa

Melissa Violette May 6 2022

I am a very good friend of Jessica Jannetty-Hayes. I have been through this nightmare she has had to live. Not ever losing a child, but have lost a brother to suicide 38 years ago and 2 sisters 1 year apart due to alcohol abuse and drug abuse. I understand some of the pain death causes. I also lost both parents in the last 10 years as well. I struggle with some depression from all the loss I have gone through myself. I had to watch my parents bury 3 of their children and would never want to bare that kind of pain.