In my life when there are more questions than answers, I seek words of understanding, comfort, knowledge and confirmation, and the sources of information and inspiration are from literary figures, to friends and family, to the written Word of God. And you know what? Sometimes, there are simply no answers, no words that can put things into perspective. Sometimes, life just doesn't make sense.
Our family is in the midst of yet another time of mourning. A young man --- a boy still in so many ways --- exited this life way too soon. How do you sum up a "life time" in only 23 years? How do you say "good-bye" when you've only just begun?
Contrary to the song, suicide is not painless. It is a terribly crushing and painful ordeal that leaves you gasping for air. It leaves the family dazed and mortally wounded inside. More questions than answers.
Our children are gifts.
Love them today. And if tomorrow comes, love them even more.