Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Death of a Friend

It is always difficult to find out that someone you know has died. Depending on how close you were to them, may or may not make it harder to handle. I found out yesterday that a good friend, whom I used to work with, took his own life.

I have always had a hard time dealing with death anyways but to commit suicide is a whole other subject. I have never known anybody personally who has committed suicide up until now.

Some questions, which we may never know the answers to; Is it really that bad? Isn't there something that somebody can do for you? Why didn't you contact me? Why are you so selfish? Is this what God wants you to do?

I just don't understand the thought process and I guess I never will. My friend would do anything for you if you just asked. When we got our bumper pull I asked if he would come over and help me with a few things and he did. We spent the afternoon together, had a few beers, even fixed the trailer. Great friend, but not anymore, he's gone. Time can be a terrible thing.

The last time I saw him was about 4 or 5 years ago. Now mind you it wasn't one of those friendships that we always stayed in contact but would have been nice to hear from each other. Plus he said back then he was taking a job that would put him out of the country.

I can only hope that God has taken him in His arms and welcomed him to Heaven. Rest In Peace My Friend.

Until Next Time..................Be Safe.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nick,
    I don't handle death well either. My daughter just called yesterday at 1am and told me her 11-year-old nephew was killed in a car accident. Her exact words were, "Samuel didn't make it." I'm having a very hard time getting those words out of my head and not tearing up.
    I've only known the death of a child one other time, and it is so hard.
    But this child died because he was not buckled in his seat. I don't know if I'm more angry or sad that a child has passed. I'm so upset that parents could have prevented this needless death. But I also know they must live with this for the rest of their lives and that won't be an easy task.
    I guess you just have to know that God needed Samuel for a higher purpose.