I received some very shocking and sad news today. A friend from high school, and one of the “gang” I used to hang out with, chose to end her life in the past week. I have never personally had such pain and despair and so I am at a loss for words and understanding. And now I’m into thinking mode.
On one hand, there is a bit of a wry smile on my face as I trip down memory lane and remember so many good times with the gang.
On the other hand, I am so profoundly sad that she made the determination that she couldn’t deal with the things in her life anymore and felt she had no choice. I end this with the prayer that TW made on Facebook:
May you find the peace and comfort that you so desperately needed, but couldn’t find, in this lifetime.
Rest in peace LA.
And to follow the advice of another of the old gang:
To all my friends and family, I don’t know that I ever tell you enough that I love you all and am so grateful for your love and support.