You would never guess the pain she hides behind it, enough pain that she would want to end her own life.
She had just been released from the hospital after a suicide attempt. I was shocked when I received the news. I knew she had been struggling, but I never imagined...
I guess you never truly know the extent of what a person is experiencing behind all their smiles. I spoke with my friend at least once a week at school. I shared scripture and spiritual support through Facebook and text. I thought I was present during our conversations, but now I can see there was something I wasn't quite detecting.
The truth is, hindsight is 20/20 and you can never really know what a person is going through, no matter how hard you try.
That's all we can do. Make a daily effort to be present and aware of one another on a spiritual level. And pray. Always be in prayer for one another.
I'm meeting with her tomorrow, and I know God will be with us.