A Letter to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant

Hi beautiful girls!

Something in my spirit told me to pen this letter to you three and let you know that you are on my mind and in my heart. I cannot begin to fathom what you must be feeling at this moment in time. But as someone who experienced the loss of my father young, I know that it probably feels like your life has been turned upside down and your heart completely fractured. I am so deeply sorry for that. Your loss is a loss that is felt by all.

Life can be unfair sometimes, and it does not always make sense. There are not always answers and seeking them in the unexplainable can prolong our grief and cause that pain to linger over us for as long as we allow it. What I can tell you is that, believe it or not, the pain you feel now will not last forever. Even the deepest fractures heal with casts.

But for right now… cry. Scream. Let it out. You are not required to be strong right now. Don’t hide from the pain.

But when you are ready, find your way to push forward. To find reason. To find peace. To be great and live the lives that your sister and father would have wanted for you. Don’t run from the healing. You have two beautiful angels lighting up the darkness, providing that glimmer of light at the end of this tunnel. Remember your time with them and the memories you shared. Those funny stories and moments … replay those in your head when you need a smile or laugh.

Your family has built a foundation on love – a love that is tangible and runs so deep that it will transcend the skies and keep you going when you do not think you can. You have an amazing mother who will surely continue to be the backbone of your family. You have an entire world praying for you.

We are here for you. But still, I know that there are two who you wish were here more than anything else in the world.

Just know they are always with you. Hold on to the love. Forever.


With Great Love,

Julia Carter