Max Bromley Obituary, Death – This was not a post I wanted to write. My father, Dr. Max Bromley, died on Tuesday, 12/27/22, just days before Cameron and I were to marry on New Year’s Eve. It was absolutely unexpected, and we’re still trying to digest it all. Our hearts have been crushed, and nothing will ever be the same. My heart goes out to people who understand how you feel, and you are not alone. There is so much I want to say, yet it never feels like enough. When I think about it, we had a lot more in common than I knew, and I wish I had recognized it more. There are many things I desire for right now. He should have led me down the aisle (even though Jeff Bromley truly did a wonderful job and I am so grateful I have him).
I wish he had seen me in my wedding gown. I know he seen images, but I believe he would have preferred to see it in person. I wish we had been able to dance to our favorite Beatles song, In My Life. I wish I could give him another hug and tell him how much I adore him. I wish our future children had had the opportunity to meet him. However, I am also really appreciative. I am thankful that my father adored Cameron and couldn’t wait for us to marry. I am thankful that dad had the opportunity to be a grandfather and meet Blake (I am so grateful for you Brittany Bromley and Jeff Bromley for making him a grandpa). I am glad for the many years my mother and father spent together and how much my mother enjoyed being married.
I am eternally thankful to my mom and dad’s greatest friends for always being there for my mom and the rest of us. I am delighted to have learned and read about all of the wonderful ways my father influenced people. I am so grateful that our family has such wonderful friends and family who I know truly care about us and have had our backs during this incredibly difficult time (to our wedding party, my Marshes, my Johnson family, the Orr family, and everyone else who has been there for us, we won’t be able to get through this without you, thank you for everything). I am fortunate that I have many lovely memories of Dad to share with my children someday. Most importantly, I am glad for you, Mom; please keep fighting. We’re all here to help you. I didn’t do enough for him while he was with us on Earth, but I pledge to represent him honorably in the future.