Life Is Short
This cover photo pretty much sums up what many of us are living, and many others are SEEING.
I'm writing today more as a means of dealing with the loss of a VERY young adult who LITERALLY was a part of the family (Over 20 years). In Alaska, we consider our best friends and confidants as a sort of adopted family. Anyhow, that said... Our DEAR friends in the North lost their son this last weekend.
Finding such info on Facebook truly is crushing. Trying not to sound "flippant" when sending (private) love comes with a prayer.
Last night I sat, prayed, asked why, wondered what we could have done to help from 5k miles away, questioned WHY again... Tears, sadness, and the realization of my OWN fears regarding MY own children.
I struggle with EXTREME sadness, frustration, irritation, anger, even rage and have posted SEVERAL times throughout my journey on FB, the National Suicide Hotline number... Here, I post it today.
Please share this number and remember, smiles often hide the crippling pain inside.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Share if you know someone who is struggling. PLEASE reach out. Anger might be the first reaction, love and acceptance will be the latter... I know I've lived it!
God Bless you, my WA family.
Here's to YOUR Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy,