I was going to do my normal posts and link-ups today, but since I have been on the theme all week of being real with you, my fellow bloggers, I figured I would continue on and be super transparent today.
Plus, normal just did not seem appropriate today.
I don't know about you, but so often I live out my days thinking the smallest things
are the end of the world, when in reality they are just tiny speed bumps
then life gets real...
Last night, a friend I have known for what seems like forever tried to commit suicide.
Now, unfortunately this is not something I am unfamiliar with at all.
My dad's family suffers from Huntington's Corea and a huge side effect is suicide.
Actually, that is how I lost my own daddy when I was just a young girl.
I also lost a dear teenager whom I mentored in the same way.
Thankfully, my friend and I got to the emergency room quickly and they were stitched up
after hours upon hours of waiting.
However, as I sit here spilling my heart out to you with tired puffy eyes
(and wishing I was allowed to be with my friend to support them in the mental health unit)
I am remembering once again how precious each and every life truly is.
Why do we make small issues big?
Why do we choose to see the worst in people?
Why do we choose not to love?
Why do we not ask for help?
Why do we always think we can handle it all?
Why do we take people and life for granted?
Why do we hide instead of being real and honest?
I am guilty of so many of those things, and also overlooking problems I see others facing.
I want to remember to focus on the important things in life not the trivial.
I want to have open eyes to what is going on in the lives of family and friends.
Most of all I want to love, love the way God made me to love.
I know this post has been heavy, and I do apologize.
I ask and beg for prayers for my friend right now...they are greatly needed.
Pray for healing, strength, forgiveness, and openness.
I also want to say thank you so much for allowing me to share my life with you and for following my posts.
I do appreciate each and every one of you!