Naya Rivera’s family marks 1-year anniversary of her death
Yolanda Previtire, Rivera’s mom, informed “Good Morning America” that she frequently still overloaded with unhappiness.
“Sometimes we’re afraid of the sorrow being so heavy that we’re afraid for our own self, ’cause this is hard. There are no words to describe what we’re going through,” she stated. “All we know is we have each other.”
Previtire stated she feels her child’s existence with her.
“I feel Naya’s energy constantly telling me, ‘Mom, be happy. Don’t cry. I’m OK. Go get Josey. Have fun.’ And I feel that it’s coming from her,” she stated. “I literally wake up every morning, and it’s almost like a restart button, and I have to shake it off, one foot at a time. And here we are.”
The last time she saw her child was on a FaceTime call the early morning of the catastrophe.
“I missed two of her FaceTime calls, and I called her back. And we had a beautiful conversation. The sun was kissing her face and she was just beautiful,” she stated. “She had a white, beautiful swimming suit on and she was glowing.”
They discusssed how the water was turning “choppy.” Later on that day, 2 investigators notified her that Rivera was missing out on.
“It was almost like a force. I don’t know what it was, but I literally was just pushed backwards. I just ran backwards, if you can imagine, just screaming and I ended up in the bathroom. I slammed the door, I was on the floor and I had to gather myself,” she stated.
Discovering her child was “a relief, in a way,” she stated.
Previtire likewise thanked searchers, explaining them as “overflowing with kindness.”
Rivera’s little sibling, Nickayla Rivera, informed “GMA” “if we could go back, we’d hug a little bit harder.”
Naya’s little sibling, Mychal, stated in a declaration: “One year without you, one year closer to when we will meet you again. Your endless energy lives on. May you continue to rest so graciously, Naya.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.