Tomorrow is the funeral.
When Jamie posted on Facebook that his teenage son, Adam, had committed suicide, Sugar told me about it and I called him. We had a good talk about Adam, about addiction, about depression, about divorce, about family, about grieving, about the Bible, and about Jamie’s faith. He wept. I tried to comfort him.
I did not know Jamie that well. We just met at a couple of Sugar’s art shows and hit it off. Jamie’s planters made from re-cycled tires are very unique so we bought a few. I just thought he could use a friend when I heard of Adam’s death. I told him to call me if he wanted to talk more, but I did not call him again.
That was in November. In December, Sugar offered Jamie a spot in her Handmade for the Holidays show at the Hilton. He decided to not participate.
Tomorrow is Jamie’s funeral. He could not bear living any longer. He hung himself in the shed behind his rented house. A lady from church told us. She thought we’d want to know.
Jamie’s pain is something I can only imagine but not understand. God understands. May God grant Jamie the peace that passeth all understanding.