To state the obvious. I already had 142 on my mind. And I was already a bit sad feeling for my grandson who just started college, and his first girl friend(I'm afraid he was in love) dumped him. It hurts me to see him hurt, especially after his Mom died of Mesothelioma about
6 months after my RP, about
6 years ago thereabout
s. Then I just got a pop up notification that Kobe Bryant is dead. But even more on my mind than any of that is the sudden death of a young man I know. Reportedly a heart attack(age mid to late 30s), but the young man has a long history of struggles with drug addictions, and I am told by other sources that it was an OD. I taught him in 6th grade and 12th grade Sunday school over 15 years ago. His father is one of my fellow participants in our local jail ministry. The son always had a troubled past, in and out of jail for drug related offenses. He seemed to have turned over a new leaf. He was out of jail, married with a child, and was traveling around with some ministry talking to folks with a similar history such as he had, giving encouragement. Things seemed brighter for him. But now, just like that, he is gone. Might have been an OD, might have been heart damage from all of the illegal drugs he did in the past. No matter, whatever the cause, he is very suddenly gone. Neither he nor his parents suspected he would not be here today. The very thing I know his parents had been fearing for the last 20 years. This image of his mother grieving, wailing, keeps popping into my head. But not just her, his little sister, and brother and father.
I was down at the jail ministry today, a few hours ago, after getting the news last night. He had been down there among them maybe a year or two ago, and at other times, so I thought some of them might know him, and if not they know his father who comes down there to talk with and minister them. I often talk with them about
how any decisions they might need to make, today is the day. There might not be a tomorrow.
Oh well, I am just rambling. Feeling a bit sad and in need of a vent. Hug those you love while you still have the chance.
Post Edited (BillyBob@388) : 1/26/2020 2:24:19 PM (GMT-7)