They’re all grieving in their own ways. Bonnie Jo Chapman, one of the late Beth Chapman’s children, revealed on Instagram how she’s coping after the death of her mother on June 26. In a question and answer session, someone asked her, “How are you doing?” and the 20-year-old responded, “I’m OK. Just remembering that cancer can no longer hurt her. She’s no longer in pain and finally feels normal again. I do miss her like crazy.”
Bonnie also replied to another person who asked, “Stupid question I know but how are you doing hun?” Duane “Dog” Chapman and Beth’s daughter answered, “I’m good, really. My therapist prepared me for all of this, it hurts that it happened so soon but I was able to take advantage of the moments I had with her. I try not to regret much with her, and I only regret not talking to her the day before.”
Bonnie also revealed that her boyfriend is helping her get through this rough period. “He’s been so helpful,” she told another follower. “He’s always been there to comfort me and just let me ugly cry on his shoulder.” Sounds like a good person to keep around, right?
Someone else asked whether she gets “upset” about people asking more about her family than about her specifically, but Bonnie didn’t seem to resent that too much. “Yes, but I also know everyone has good intentions,” she admitted. “They’re just curious and that’s OK.”
Bonnie actually took the stage at her mother’s Colorado memorial service and spoke of their relationship. “I’ve never imagined I would lose my mom at 20,” she began. “I never imagined walking down the aisle without her or her not judging my dress. I never imagined a life without her, it’s really tough now being without her.”
“I’m so thankful she was able to share her life and our family’s life with all of you,” Beth’s daughter added. “The world isn’t going to be the same without my mother.” We are definitely thinking of her and the whole Chapman family as they navigate a new reality without Beth by their side.
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