Suicide! What a Selfish Thing to Do.
A young, 19 yo, man volunteered to help with the boys in the church youth group. The boys are middle and high school kids. The boys love the young leader. Engaged in rough housing and teasing and all manner of fun guy stuff. The young leader helped most recently with the Friday night middle school group.
Last night, my son attended the weekly Sunday night senior high get together. The young leader was not there. He committed suicide over the weekend. Our boys are subdued. Some are quiet. Keeping it in. Not talking about. Perhaps some of the high school boys think it is unmanly to cry, yet some of them called home sobbing.
I don't know what demons this young man faced to take this drastic and tragic step. He was his parents only child. He was loved by many. Those left behind are faced with the grief, guilt and anger. Questioning how we never saw this coming. How we could have prevented this. I can't imagine hurting so much, that you would be able to cause this much pain to others. If only........
Natty Boh 6-27-12
Annie 1998 - 8-2-12 RIP