Thursday, March 18, 2010

RIP Andrew

copyright Debbie Meyer

This one is a little different than my usual work. It was created for myself to work through the grief of my young neighbor's death. It's been a month since he committed suicide, and although I am still moving back & forth between the 7 stages of grief, I choose to not dwell on what happened, how it happened or why (I can't change any of that), but to be comforted by the fact that Andrew is now with God, in His loving arms and free of whatever pain he was feeling here on earth. From the cloud of despair & pain, he has flown into the glow of love, and joy. Those that are left behind, are still in pain over his death, but Andrew is not. My heart aches for his family and friends, but now when I think of this young man, I know he is where he was destined for - just sooner than any of us had imagined. I wish he hadn't taken his own life. I wish he had talked to someone about this or known what it was like to lose a loved one - he wouldn't have put others in this pain if he had known. For his soul, I am truly happy that he is experiencing the wonderful joy of God's eternal love.


roz said...

I'm so sorry to read of the death of your neighbor. His family must be heartbroken. I hope they are holding up okay and not blaming themselves. So sad for all involved.
All the best to you all getting through this painful time.

Debbie Meyer said...

Thanks, Roz. My neighbor was only 14. My sons are 13 & 14 - they hung out with him all the time. It's confusing for all of us to wrap our minds around this. It makes no sense. I'd still like to know why,but we'll probably never know. We just have to understand that life is precious and each moment with family & friends should be treasured.

Krista said...

This is so beautifully done. I'm so sad for your loss and for your sons and the boy's family. May you all find peace.

Debbie said...

So Sorry to hear this tragic news! I pray God's will be done throught this...that He will bring healing and even beauty out of it!
I love your piece, so true and very touching. All your work is lovely...I was just on your web site! and Deb, thank you for your kind words in your reply post on the "Taking Flight" e-course!