I reblog this story of hope for all those, like me and the writer of this post, Nick Watts, who have suffered the agony of losing a child to suicide. Next month it will be 9 years that my son, Brandon, left for Heaven. As the old hymn says, ” further along we will know all about it….” by then the joy of reunion will make this pain all but a flickering memory. God bless you.
I cannot begin to estimate the number of people my wife, Michelle, and I have counseled since the suicide of our son, Jordan. Countless people who have, themselves, suffered the loss of a loved one due to suicide.
The first one to contact us happened within the first week after Jordan’s death.
This morning I have been counseling yet another precious individual who is suffering from what psychologist refer to as “complicated grief” (grief associated with suicide).
And I am, dare I say, grateful that I can.
My friends, Jesus didn’t pull any punches when, on the night before he would be crucified, told his disciples, “In this world you will have trouble (complicated grief, unspeakable suffering, depression, pain, etc.); but take heart, I have overcome the world.” (emphasis mine)
Michelle and I have, over time, found that, after Jordan’s death, we had a choice to make: (1)
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