It's hard to believe that tomorrow, July 6, marks 4 years without Jeremy.
I'd like to say that it's gotten easier but frankly, it has only gotten tougher.. as wonderful things happen, I do not have my friend Jeremy to share them with. As life goes on, he has not, and I miss him more than I think he'd ever realize. I am lucky to know his family and some of his dearest friends, and with that, I'd like to share a little something his mom wrote me a few days ago, which she asked I put on this site... as well as something that his best friend posted.
I love you and miss you,Jeremy. I am always thinking about you and hope that you are happy and smiling wherever you may be. I promise to always do right by you!
from his mom, Jamie - after seeing the Disco Biscuits in Florida a few nights ago:
I felt like I was with them celebrating Jeremy’s life not his loss. I knew Jeremy was with me saying Mom, I can’t believe you are here, in the rain watching my guys play.
However, the crowd rocked as the music went on and on – people danced in the isles and celebrated the sounds that came from each instrument. I can never forget how they DiscoBiscuits touched our lives when they came 3 ½ years ago to do a weekend event that raised enough Money to help with Skylar’s College Fund- This band is one in a million.
and from his best friend, David Serle (posted on his own website on the occasion of Jeremy's bday this year)
Jeremy I will never forget you
A Letter to Jeremy Wainland 03/01/1973-07/06/2003 I will Never Forget You!!
There is not a minute that goes by that I dont think about you. You were my friend, my advisor, my family, and sometimes even my psychologist. You really never know what you miss until it is gone. Gone from your phone calls, Gone from your dinners, Gone from your team, Gone from your family, Gone from your life. I look at myself and I cant help but feel guilty. I feel like every time something good happens in my life it is at the expense of you, Jeremy. I always needed that nod from your face as approval. I yearn for that and ever since you have been gone it has not been the same. I miss you Jer. Time is supposed to heal all wounds or make me feel better over time. It has not. It has gotten worse. To think we have had many close calls including the time we went with Brad Burgess in that mustang when we were 15. It burnt to the ground and we made it out ok. I really never expected this as none of us did, but I cannot help but feel as if you are looking over me as so much good fortune has come to me after you passed. I know you had a hand in all of it. One day Jeremy, One day Jeremy. Happy Birthday Jer. Happy Birthday.