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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Too soon...

Some posts are easier to write than others.  This is a hard one.  I have been putting it off all day.  When I woke up this morning I got the news that one of my children's friends ended his own life the night before.  What a tragedy for him and his family and friends.   He was a well-liked, quiet, unassuming young man who must have been in tremendous pain to decide to take that step.

News like this causes a great deal of thought.  Friends talk about regret and wonder why they didn't see it coming.  Family wonders what they could have done differently.  Everyone thinks about the last time they saw him and are either glad it was a good parting or sad that they didn't give him that hug or tell him they loved him.   Many lives have been affected today.   Everyone feels the loss of a young life ended too soon.

When something like this happens, it is so important to talk with your children about it.  Find out what they are thinking.  Let them know they have your support and love.  This is especially hard for them.  

Life is fragile and so very precious.   Be thankful for the moments you have with your loved ones.  Never take them for granted.  Tell them you love them but even more important, show them.


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    1. Very true,'s amazing how a sad occurrence such as this makes people start doing some serious self-reflection! I'm so sorry for the friend's family and what they're going through right now...