Monday, March 2, 2009

The finality of suicide

After getting home from work today I learned of a childhood friend that committed suicide this morning.

My heart aches for his parents and his sister. Having children of my own, I can only imagine how terrible it must be to endure this. I look at my sweet little boy, smiling and watching TV, and it hurts to think of him growing older - where I can't protect him. I can't make his decisions. I can only love him.

Please pray for this family. The weeks and months ahead are going to be so hard.


Nancy said...

I am so sorry :( and will be in prayer for the family, as well as you. So many unanswered questions.
Just got caught up on your posts and I do so enjoy coming here. The cupcakes made me get up a bit ago and get a Little Debbie's Easter cake :)

jennwa said...

That is such a sad thing. His family will be in my prayers.

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

It's always sad to me when anyone, but especially a young person, takes his/her life. We had a boy in our old Palm Harbor neighborhood who committed suicide. He was 16 and his note to his parents asked them not to feel like it was their fault....he loved them but he just couldn't live in the world the way it was and saw no way to change it. I just had no words to say to the parents and I was very upset about it for a long time. No one can know another's heart or soul and usually there is no warning before a suicide. You can only be there in support of his family. They will probably never understand. It's one of those things you don't "get over" you just "get past it" in time.

sweeter and the bubbas said...

:-( :-(

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for them, and will continue in the months to come. It breaks my heart, but I am glad that he is finally at peace. I hope all will understand that sometimes one can get lost regardless of how hard they fight to find their way back and that they are powerless against the blackness that surrounds them. I am glad he is now where there is much light. Blessings to you and Rick, Emmy