February 13, 2020
Marie Osmond is mourning the death of her friend, John Lauck, and Brynne Catherine, the daughter of her friend, Paul Sorrell, and she paid tribute to them via an emotional post on Instagram
It's been ten years since Marie Osmond lost her son, Michael Blosil after he committed suicide, but she recalled his memory in a tributary post in honor of her late friend, John Lauck, and Brynne Catherine.
John Lauck was the president and CEO of Children Miracle Network Hospitals, while Brynne Catherine Sorrel was a graduate of the University of Utah, and was only just 26.
John died following complications from a biking accident, while Brynne died as a result of cancer called Ewings Sarcoma.
Osmond explained that she received some devastating news about two of her dear friends who were down with cancer and that as she prayed for them, she pondered on all those she loved, who were undergoing trials.Marie also said that
"February is a challenging month for me as it brings forward the memories of son Michael's death."
After speaking about the deaths of Brynne and John, Marie said that she understand the pain of losing a child and also knows the effect of people being there for those that are mourning, during the trying times.
The 60-year-old added that it felt inadequate to just "be there" but that the act of simple support was "breathtakingly beautiful, healing, and essential." She again reiterated the need to, "come as you are, bring what you have."
Michael Blosil died in 2010, at the age of 18, after jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment.
Continuing,"The Talk" co-host said that the week had been filled with the sadness of life, and that death was the most challenging thing faced by humans; although it's part of the plan, it is also hard.
Marie Osmond, since losing her son, Michael Blosil, has been open about her healing journey and told Closer Weekly in 2019 that she was learning to cope with the inconsolable loss.
The singer said that she just kept living, adding that she thought she knew what sorrow was, but that one never knows sorrow until they pass through it.
Marie also explained that she has come to understand that the joy in sorrow comes when she looks at somebody who's going through what she had been through.
That joy is in telling herself that she understands the person's difficulty. Marie also added that there was joy in loving other people and telling them that they were going to get through their difficult situation.
Michael Blosil died in 2010, at the age of 18, after jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment, leaving behind a suicide note, in which he said that he decided to take his own life after a life-long battle with depression.