In Remembrance of Jessie, Epouvantail
Usually I’d have a million words for someone in distress. Most of the time they follow along the line of “it’s okay”. But I can’t lie to you and tell you that. It’s not okay. It’s not okay at all.
I can tell you the truth, though. Jessie left behind a life still young, and friends who loved her very much. Personally I had only began to talk to Jessie, but her passing affects us all. Even if you didn’t know her, it would mean a lot if you would take just a moment to wish her well, wherever she is.
And for the close friends - this is going to be particularly hard for you, for I know Jessie was a loving, friendly, funny, lovely, talented young lady who would always protect her friends. Although she can’t be with you physically, she’s still there, watching over you with all her love. For me, I’m trying to think of this whole event another way. In place of mourning her death, I want to celebrate her life. I want to be glad she was here, making friends and showing her spirit to all the world, doing what she could to make everyone happy. Remember that it’s okay to be upset, and it’s okay to cry, but don’t purposefully do things like going through old messages that will hurt you further. Just breathe. Jessie’s going to be missed, and even though her life was taken in the accident too soon, it’s going to be okay. I promise.
These are some hotlines if you feel the need to talk to someone, other than I or your close friends -
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/static/hotlines (for more or specifics)
Rest in Peace, Jessie. We all love you.