‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Posts About ‘Emotional’ Mother’s Day After Son Garrison’s Death

Janelle Brown is sharing what her first Mother’s Day was like without a child brown garnish was, including the “destined” candy she baked in his honor.

In a touching Instagram post on Monday, the sister wives The star and mother of six, 55, shared a photo of a delicious strawberry and rhubarb pie she made from scratch, which she told her followers was a “bittersweet” nod to her late son.

“Mother’s Day was surprisingly emotional for me,” she began her post. “It’s just never been a big vacation for me. My kids were always with me and made me feel special every day. Especially since they became independent adults and weren’t home all the time.”

“But this year was different,” continued Janelle, who is also mom to Logan, 29, Madison, 27, Hunter, 27, Gabriel, 22, and Savannah, 19.

In March, Janelle and her ex-husband, Cody Brown, they lost their fourth child together to suicide. Flagstaff Police Department confirmed in a statement to ET at the time they were sent to Garrison’s residence and found him dead after being called by his younger brother, Gabriel.

According to Janelle, who has been keeping her social media followers updated on her progress, including his first birthday and Holy Week without garnish — the Mother’s Day cake she made was clandestine as the ingredients came together perfectly and turned out to be one of Garrison’s favorites.

“All weekend I felt the pain very much on the surface. And it was especially touching when I made this simple pie,” she wrote. “Our strawberry picking excursion, combined with the fact that I randomly found rhubarb at the local farmers market, made me feel like this pie was destined.”

Janelle continued, “Strawberry rhubarb is a big favorite in our house and perhaps no one loved it more than Garrison. And that made this cake a little bitter and sweet.”

Garrison, Janelle and Savannah Brown together in a still from ‘Sister Wives’.dear

Closing her post, the mom and reality TV star sent Garrison a message, writing, “I love you baby and miss you every day.”

Last week, ET obtained a copy of the autopsy report from the medical examiner, which ruled Garrison’s manner of death was suicide caused by a gunshot wound to the head. The report also noted that the sister wives The star’s blood alcohol level (BAL) was as high as .370% and ethanol intoxication, also known as alcohol poisoning, is considered a contributing factor to death.

According to the University of Rochester, a BAL of 0.3% or higher causes a person to be in a “stupor” and have “little understanding of where they are.” A BAL of 0.35% or higher “is also the level of surgical anesthesia. You may stop breathing at this point.”

‘Sister Wives’ stars Garrison Brown and Hunter Brown pictured before Garrison’s death on March 5.Eastern Time

In early May, a few weeks after what would have been Garrison’s 26th birthdayjanelle celebrated his own birthdaywhich he took advantage of to reconnect with nature and resume gardening.

“I’ll be spending much of the summer in North Carolina with Maddie, Caleb and the kids, so Maddie and I have made big plans for a garden. I’m looking forward to learning how to grow vegetables in a climate that has such a long season. and a lot more humidity than I’m used to,” she wrote on Instagram.

The TLC star also spent Easter with Maddie and shared a beautiful photo from a North Carolina beach where she was staying with her daughter and grandchildren. Janelle’s eldest daughter Maddie married Caleb Brush in 2016 and the couple share children: Axel, 6, Evangalynn, 4, and Josephine, 1.

“Happy Easter everyone!” Janelle captioned the photos. “This year I have been even more grateful for my faith. The memory of the Savior and his gift of eternal life.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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