J is for Jaymee. Jaymee is my sister’s name. When she was four years old she was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. She had a hysterectomy and a colostomy. She had chemotherapy and lost her hair. Kids at school used to call her names like the ball-headed martian. She was so brave. She was so full of life. Her cancer did go into remission but then it came back. Just after her sixth birthday Jaymee left this life to live with her Heavenly Father again. I was in third grade at the time. It was a very hard thing to deal with.
Over the years I’ve always wondered what she would be like. I’ve had dreams about her. She was a special girl that touched the lives of so many people in her short life on this earth.
I’ve always wanted to name my first daughter after her. In 2009 I got my wish. I named my daughter after my sister. I’ve often told her stories about her aunt and why she is named Jaymee. As she gets older I hope to tell her more. My daughter has a sweetness just like my sister did. I feel as if a little bit of her has come back to be with me.
There is a song called Angel Lullaby that was sung at her funeral. I sing the song to my girls at night. It’s beautiful. Here is a YouTube embed. “Angel Lullaby” Words: Carol Lynn Pearson Music: Lex de Azevedo.