As I sat in my car, I was scrolling through my phone, thinking of how fast I hope my day would fly by because after all it's Friday and I have Monday off. Then I received an instant message at 6:56am that read " Hi Ang, can you please pray for my son, found him this morning and he's gone".
Initially I just sat there dumbfounded... I was speechless, It was one of those moments, when you know you just read something heart breaking and unbelievable but you try to tell yourself it's not true. As I sat there, thinking of how to respond, all I could say was OMG!!!! I am so sorry.
"I am so sorry doesn't seem like it could never be enough! My heart sank, my stomach began churning, thoughts of losing my mother passing started flashing in my mind; then I began to feel so guilty for thinking about my own pain when my friend just found her son, he was only 27 years old.
I remember being in a fog saying "I LOATHE this disease of addiction", I said, his death won't be in vain, I promise!!! I will do whatever I can do to bring awareness. She said "I'm gonna hold you to it". She then said "Hug your babies tight tonight", those words resonated something in me unfamiliar, it was RAGE, it was INTENSITY, it was ANGER that so many parents around the world know exactly what my friend is going through.
Ivory I dedicate this blog to you...