Hey, guys. I know a life update video isn’t what I normally post on Mondays, but this was on my heart to share. March 4, 2017 we lost my brother, Adam, to suicide. It’s not something we ever expected or ever thought could happen to us. This past year has been the most challenging season we have ever had to walk through as a family. Grief is so hard: it is suffocating some days. Some days the pieces are lighter. They are all pieces I didn’t choose to carry, but they are the price of love and I couldn’t imagine not carrying them. I am so thankful for our community, for the love and generosity you have shown, for having a place to share passions. Thankful that we are real and authentic. Thankful for a God whispers a promise of victory over circumstance and lavishes His children in forgiveness and eternal hope. I also wanted to share a bit about my tattoo with you, so when you see it peeking out in videos you know why. Thank you for sharing all of it with us: organizing, DIYS, and family. Doing life means doing the real stuff, too and I’m so glad you are on this journey. May you always find encouragement and joy here.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide or suicidal thoughts, there is hope and there is help.