Yesterday a close friend of mine told me her brother committed suicide the day before. She’s devastated and heartbroken.
Horribly tragic. So very, very sad. There are no words for this. I can’t explain the pain and grief my friend must feel.
I can’t tell her I understand because I don’t. It’s hard for me to even imagine the emotions that must be running through her. Painful, raw emotions. I can’t tell her everything’s going to be okay, because I don’t know that. I can’t tell her everything happens for a reason, because we may never have an answer.
We were texting yesterday and that’s when I found out. I asked if she wanted me to call or visit her. She didn’t. She said she couldn’t hold it together enough to talk. I reassured her I’m here if she needs anything at all. I told her I’m praying for her and her family.
She’s on a plane today to bury her dear brother and be in the comfort of family.
When she returns, I’ll be there to listen and provide support in any way I can. But now, I feel helpless.
I don’t know what else to do. What else to say.
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