One month after Tristan Thompson‘s mother passed away, he is opening up and reflecting on his past, including his wrong decisions and who he hopes to become following his mother’s death.
“Dearest mommy in heaven, It has been one month since you’ve been gone. I’m in disbelief. I’m in the deepest part of sorrow & grief,” the NBA star, 31, began in the heart-wrenching post, which he shared via Instagram on Sunday, February 5. “My soul is empty as I come to terms that my biggest supporter/superhero is gone. I cannot thank you enough for always being a woman of faith, being one of God’s warriors, fighting back with whatever the world threw our way. You constantly protected us through prayer. My hero you fought all the battles you needed to, and it was time for you to go home.”
Andrea passed away from a sudden heart attack in Toronto, Canada.
“Man, What I wouldn’t give to hear ur voice. “Who God has blessed, no man can curse my son”. Mommy I know you’re watching down on me; I wanna say thank you for picking me as your son. You dedicated ur life to ur boys & the church. Prayed & fasted for family/friends because you know how evil this world is.
Mommy, all the sacrifices you did for ur sons will never go unnoticed or without appreciation. You were an amazing mommy, role model, best friend & the strongest woman I know.”
Thompson also apologized for his wrong decisions that caused his mom “pain.”
“I know you’re here as I write this letter. All I can say is, Im sorry mommy for the wrong decisions Ive made in my life. Im sorry for the embarrassment &pain. You raised me better than what I was able to show you. But I have also learned sorry is not enough. Actions speak louder than words.”
Thompson was the oldest of his four siblings and super close to his mom.
“I know they say time heals all but I don’t think this pain will ever go away. We had so many memories &more I wanted to share with you. We will still share them but now from heaven. As the tears roll down my face, all I can ask is please continue to be my light. mommy you’re my guardian angel I’ll forever praise you. I love you mommy.can’t wait to see you and when I do I’m going to run and give you the biggest hug and kiss. I promise to make you proud. Til we meet again. Your first born, Tristan.”