Melissa has been with us for most of her life. She is not yet 30 so her story will be from the perspective of a child who grew up knowing our dad. Our parents were best friends for all of our lives. They worked together, played together and spent lots and lots of time together. Bob and Lorraine lost their daughter Jaime when she was just 12 years old. Dad was so, so upset for his friends that he went into his room and didn’t come out for days and we seriously mean days…. The first time Bob called the house after Jaime passed dad answered the phone (no caller id back then) he heard Bob’s voice and he lost it, was hysterical and just hung up. He was so heartbroken for them and he was at a loss as to how to help them. He was a man who always swooped in to help whenever he could and feeling like he couldn’t help this time was crippling to him.
The Shongood's represent our childhood, friendship that has sustaned through all life has throw at us and never ending love for each other.
See Melissa's Story on Marie's Blog.