Oh goodness. You know, I’ve spent the better part of the last hour complaining. My dog decided to barf in the backseat of my car on the way home from the cabin. Fortunately I keep a flannel sheet on the seat so the seat itself didn’t get barfed on. But still!
Then I get home to find out that my brother upgraded the outlet for the dryer, but the dryer won’t turn on. Lovely.
Then my laptop couldn’t connect to my wireless router for some strange reason. After several attempts at almost everything, it finally connected.
Now I’m reading about Andrew Koenig and giving myself the figurative finger shake for complaining about the stupid stuff I was just complaining about.
I have not lost a son. I have not lost a brother. I have not lost a friend.
The pain that comes with losing a child before their time is tremendous – I can only image what Andrew’s parents are going through; a parent should never have to bury their child.
Last seen on February 14th, Andrew Koenig, age 41, went missing after visiting a friend in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Today, February 25th, Andrew’s body was discovered in Stanley Park. No official cause of death has been given, but there’s a general consensus that the actor took his own life.
Vancouver police held a press conference, at the beginning of which Andrew’s parents gave a statement (full video below).
Clearly in an incredible amount of emotional paint, Walter Koenig took a moment to speak to those who are suffering from depression and feel as though there is no way out. He asked that we all learn from this:
“If you’re one of these people who feel like you can’t handle it anymore, there are people out there who really care. You might not think so and ultimately it might not be enough, but there are people out there who really really care. So before you make a final decision check it out again and talk to someone.”
My prayers go out to Andrew’s parents Walter and Judy, in this their time of soul-crushing grief.
P.S. Just because I’ve had a moment of perspective, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop complaining. It’s just in my blood. If I could get paid to complain I’d be on cloud nine. Anyone hiring for such a position?