My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

April 26, 2010 “Losses”

April 26, 2010  “Losses”
As I was thinking about the previous day’s post, it dawned on me that I have never suddenly lost a good friend in death.  I have only lost two close relatives, my maternal grandparents.  So, I don’t know the feeling of that kind of tragic loss.  My grandparents were both older and their deaths were a great loss, but neither was a sudden tragedy.  I had a good friend that I had spent lots of time with, going to church, working together and traveling a little.  Because of circumstances beyond our control, he and I had been out of touch for a couple of years when, one day, I ran into a mutual acquaintance; she told me that a year or so earlier my friend had committed suicide.  I was shocked.  It took some time for me to get my head around the fact that he had taken his own life.  Even now, when I think about it, it makes me sad.  However, I was nearly two years removed from the sudden tragedy of his death and that, I’m sure, softened the blow of it for me.  I can’t imagine what the friends and family of the young woman from yesterday’s post must have felt.  I’m thankful, in a way, that I have been spared some of that kind of shock and grief.  I also know, if I live long enough, I will experience it sooner or later.  It’s inevitable, and nothing I can do will prepare me for it.  I can only hope that the Grace of God will be sufficient at that time.
Just Say’n

One response

  1. Turbo Ghost

    I have to say, I’m in a similar situation. I still have all the good friends I’ve always had. The loss of my brother was probably the hardest for me. I wonder what it will be like to lose a good friend? One of the geat struggles I will probably have to live with will be the loss of my family. Granted, anything can happen to anyone at anytime but, since my nearest sibling is almost 14 years older than me and the oldest is 21 years older, the odds are I’ll be the last to go. Not something I look forward to experiencing….

    May 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

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