An emotional open letter of the parents that have just lost their 8-year-old son to an unknown cause…

Parents will stop at nothing in their quest to make their children’s lives as pleasant as possible. There are times when that requires them to devote the majority of their time to employment.

Even if they do it out of love for their most prized possession, the time that is lost cannot be recovered. This is something that internet entrepreneur J.R. Storment and his wife Jessica Brandes, who is a naturopathic doctor, came to understand following the tragic loss of their cherished son, who was 8 years old at the time.

A picture-perfect family is comprised of the two parents that put in a lot of hard work and their two lovely children, Wiley and Oliver, who are 8 years old. They brought cheerfulness and coziness into their home.

They had an incredible journey together, traveling all over the globe and experiencing new things. But everything flipped upside down for them when Jessica came into contact with the lifeless body of Wiley when he was sleeping in his bed.

The suffering that was caused by Wiley’s early passing is incomprehensible and it will take some time for the family to heal from the devastating loss of a member of their own family.

However, as a means of healing, J.R. and Jessica chose to express their regrets and realizations in the form of a thorough open letter which was then put into each of their individual Linked In accounts.

“He had exceptional taste in music and movies, as well as excellent intelligence, creative ability, and ambition, also, he was also an amazing dancer.

He had the most amazing blue eyes you’ve ever seen, was tall with gigantic feet, and seemed to be outgrowing everything within two weeks.”

“We suspect that Wiley passed away due to a condition known as SUDEP. Jessica stated, “if you consider brains to be the computers of the body, then Wiley’s simply shut down. There is no established cause, hence there is no warning. It suddenly turned off, and as we all know, nothing can exist without a brain.

“Over the course of the last three weeks, I have thought of a never-ending stream of things that I regret.

They often fall into one of two categories: things that I look back on and wish I had done differently, and things that I’m sad that he won’t be able to do,” In his open letter, J.R. admitted his guilt.

When J.R. thinks about the things that he and Wiley might have done together, Jessica tries to reassure him by reminding him of all the wonderful things that Wiley has achieved.

“Wiley traveled to ten different countries, drove a car on a farm road in Hawaii, hiked in Greece, snorkeled in Fiji, wore a suit to a fantastic British prep school every day for two years, got rescued from a shark on a jet ski, kissed multiple girls, became good enough at chess to beat me twice in a row, and wrote short stories and drew comics obsessively.”

If there is one thing that J.R. wishes he could go back and change, it is that he did not have enough time to check on his twins and bid them farewell before going to his meeting.

“I had to get up early since I had a string of meetings scheduled back to back. None of them seems to be very significant right now. I departed that morning without saying goodbye to the boys or checking in on them. ”

“Hug your kids. Avoid staying up too late to work.  A lot of the things you are likely spending your time on are things that you will regret once you no longer have the time.”

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