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All We Have

It’s been a little over three months since we lost the rock of our family. If you are new to this tale, I lost my dad. He was my everything and each day presents a new challenge of navigating life without him.

There are good and bad days. Lately, more bad days have been presenting themselves in the forms of small outburst of tears at random times. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and understanding friends who will just let me have my moments of grief. Over these past few months, my mom has taken this loss the hardest. He was the love of her life, her everything, and he treated her like a queen. To watch your one true love in so much pain and suffering is unbearable, but losing him all together was a different realm. My siblings and I have become more and more attentive to every request (demand) that Momma Keva beckons us to fulfill.

Case in point, Preston (my brother) has been in town this weekend and Momma Keva wanted a family dinner with all of us. What Momma Keva wants, she gets. Last night was an absolute blast from the past as we all hung out together for the first time in a long time. The grief was subsided and we all just had a chance to laugh.

Preston and Kylan

The boys

Mom and Preston

Momma Keva with her only son

Mom and Ezra

Ezra and Nana

Acting like a bunch of teenagers.

Acting like a bunch of teenagers.

It was definitely a much needed evening of joy and release for all of us.

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ―Khalil Gibran 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Keva McNeal-David

    You are making me cry. Love all my children.

    August 17, 2014 at 10:52 am
    • Reply sevi

      We love you and will always be here for you!

      August 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Your family looks so sweet!!! I’m glad you were able to share some laughs and smiles this weekend <3

    August 17, 2014 at 10:59 am
    • Reply sevi

      It was much needed!

      August 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Autumn

    I’m happy to see some smiles! Losing someone so close is an unexplainable pain. Time makes it easier. Love to you and your family in this time of grief!

    August 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Helene

    I’m so sorry your family has to go through a hard time like this. but so glad you all have each other to lean on. you have a great family.

    August 18, 2014 at 11:24 am
    • Reply sevi

      Thank you Helene for the kind words. We’ve learned that we need each other now more than ever. We are stronger when we are together.

      August 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Valery

    I can’t imagine the pain of losing your sweet dad but I’m glad you guys have each other to lean on. <3

    August 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
    • Reply sevi

      It’s tough and we are taking it one day at a time. I really appreciate the fact that I have such a sweet family that can count on each other.

      August 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Kendra Logan

    I just love your family so much

    August 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply sevi

      Thank you Kendra! We appreciate your love <3 We definitely have to rely on each other more now than ever.

      August 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Kyrra

    I was reading through this article either yesterday or this morning with a bunch of unique celebrity baby names and apparently Allyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof named one of their daughters Keeva and it said that its meanings include “beautiful, gentle, precious” and/or “protector”. I had just read this post and I’ve always thought your mom’s name was pretty awesome (like many other awesome K names) and then I read that “definition” and I realized that while I’ve only ever met her once, briefly the day of the Run or Dye, everything you’ve always said about her and just the impression I got of her was that she completely embodies all of those things. I know how horrible and difficult it is to lose your father, but I’m also positive that you and your family will be absolutely fine with Momma Keva at the helm. Love you so much. 🙂

    August 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm
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