The daughter of my sister’s good friend, D, and her husband committed suicide over the weekend.
It’s very, very sad. She was only 20. She was depressed and had mental health issues.
At 4 pm yesterday afternoon a vigil for the her was held at the park she ended her life in. Halfway thru the vigil the sheriff’s department came to deliver bad news. Very bad news. D’s dad was killed in a car accident on the way to the vigil.
D loses her daughter one day and her father the next.
It’s heartbreaking. Its unbelievable. Its devastating.
For the last two days I keep asking why? Why did she take her life? Why did he die? Why is this family going thru this much pain?
This is what I was going to focus on this post on until I read something on Facebook tonight that was changed my focus. The thought was this:
Instead of focusing on why something happened focus on what you can learn from the situation.
What an interesting concept. It empowers you. It keeps you positive.
So instead of focusing on the grief and tragedy of this situation I’m going to send prayers and love to the family. I’m going to hold my family close and be grateful for what I have.
I’m above ground today and that is a good thing. I still have my purpose to fulfill. I’m here for a reason.
Thank you, God, for giving me this day. I can’t let grief swallow me and keep me captive. I must move on.