Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Today it's two years that my nephew Leonard ended his life, and of course the whole family is remembering the generous, fun person Leonard was and reliving that awful, awful week.

And yet. His sister Janet is in Haiti on a mission project. Annette and her husband took flowers to neighbors who lost a son to a motorcycle accident. And Marcus, who is my brother and Leonard's dad, has consented to lead a workshop on suicide at Penn Valley Retreat Center this fall even though it's going to be very difficult for him.

Quote of the Day:
"Well, you make choices every day of your life, and the easy choice would not be to do the redemptive thing."
--Annette. But as you can see they choose to do the redemptive thing anyhow.

1 comment:

  1. The hard things in life... You can choose to let it make you a better person, or a bitter person. Become the victor, or the victim. God bless them for choosing to become victors, even when they don't feel like it.