He will be remembered fondly-
Just last week, my heart was saddened. I told my mom that I spoke with his son. I spoke with his son because he had committed suicide.
Every month for the last five years, we spoke. He was one of my management clients. Over the recent months, we had prayed together regarding some major health concerns. Honestly, when I didn't hear from him in June, I noticed but had grown accustomed to his temporary absence due to a procedure here or hospital stay there. We always caught up, two human beings that had never met in person, just once a month on our check in call regarding his business.
His son saw my number. He had mentioned me to him. "Awwww, I'm so sorry to hear that.... was a part of my response, easing into a soft alluding regarding his various health issues.
His son clarified, "It wasn't the issues", he explained. "It was the darkness. He went into a really dark, hopeless place..... He was tired... and so on. His son carefully shared and listened to my response. Of this I'm sure, he could only hear compassion because judgement was no where to be found.
I have seen this message multiple times. Today my cousin posted it again with a strong encouragement to reach for help. May your reach only be met with compassion because judgement is no where to be found.
I honor the greatness in you.