LITTLE People Big World star Jacob Roloff’s wife Isabel remembered her late brother on the ninth anniversary of his tragic death.
Musician Tomas Garreton passed away on September 3, 2012, at age 25 when he fell off a freight train, The Sun previously revealed.
Isabel shared a throwback picture with her and Tomas in front of a Christmas tree.
She captioned the sweet snap: “Miss you forever. 9 years without this bear of a human.”
She shared another black-and-white pic captioned: “Walked the tracks for you.”
The mom-to-be also posted another throwback snap with her brother captioned: “Loving you endlessly, always and forever.”
In another pic, she wore one of his sweatshirts with the members of The Beatles on it captioned: “Wearing the sweatshirt he was wearing a few posts back.”
She also shared a short clip of a burning fire pit captioned: “Listen to Profane Sass. That’s my brother singing.”
Isabel’s mom, Toni Garreton, who died in 2014 from breast cancer, told Park Record at the time of the tragic death that Tomas was riding a freight train between Philadelphia and Baltimore when he fell to his death.
He was the lead singer of the popular band, Profane Sass and played the guitar, mandolin and drums.
Tomas wrote lyrics about the injustices in society.
Toni told the outlet at the time: “The love is pouring in from the whole world right now. He was an extraordinary person. He really found his voice when he started singing.
“He was singing for the poor. He was singing for the hungry. He lived the life he chose and he loved the life he lived.”
Months before the death, Tomas and another band member were arrested on July 18, 2012 after the Park City Police Department in Utah told the band they were unable to perform on a sidewalk without a permit.
Tomas was charged with interfering with a police officer making a lawful arrest.
He passed away days before his court hearing.
Last year, Isabel paid tribute to her late brother in an emotional Instagram post and revealed she is “good at pretending” she is okay.
Isabel wrote: “Currently, I am not. And only a few people in my life right now know how deeply I am not. Pretending became easier than showing others how broken I was when my brother passed away eight years ago and everyone else around me, understandably, fell apart.
“The light of our lives was ripped from us, and we all lost ourselves one by one. But I pretended not to. I held it together. I didn’t see a choice. I made big decisions for the family, I answered the door every time, I went to school. I pretended.”
Isabel explained how she continues to pretend to this day, as she smiles, nods and says she’s “okay” without thinking.
She continued: “No longer can I pretend that losing my brother and then my mom within a year of each other has not affected my mental health greatly.
“Now, I am paying for it in a major way. My anxiety keeps me from trusting anyone or living much of a normal life. My depression keeps me from seeing that I deserve joy, and peace. It always feels so far out of reach.”
She ended the caption with: “I have finally made the steps to see a therapist, after all this time, to let down those walls and finally admit to somebody, ‘I am not okay.’
“A lot of people see me as strong. And maybe I am to some degree. But I’m also just really good at pretending. And I don’t want to be anymore.”
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