As I write this, a mother and father grieve the loss of their fourteen year old son. Fourteen.
No one knows why. Hearts are breaking all over my community, and I sit here at a total loss of words.
If you, or someone you know feels that suicide is an option, please know that no matter how low you feel, there is always, ALWAYS, a light at the end of the tunnel.
Some peoples’ tunnels are longer than others, but there is a Goddamn light there, and it is just waiting to light up the world.
There are no pretty poems or eloquent words that can fix this sort of broken. I barely even knew this young man and yet, I sit here in tears mourning his life.
My children. Oh Gods, my children. I hope that they never EVER feel this sort of broken or lost.
I will hold onto them tonight so that we can hold each other’s worlds together.
Please. If you feel like suicide is an option, check out these resources.
Please don’t give up on yourself. I don’t know you, but I still love you too much to let that happen.