That’s how long it’s been since anyone has seen my teenage son.
He chose to disappear with no goodbye, no letter, no phone call. We’re not sure why. Just phone suspended, bathroom cleaned out and vehicle gone. He chose to leave his business and over 200 clients behind. He left behind parents and siblings who love him. Police can’t help as he is an adult and chose to leave—no foul play found.
The hardest thing is to not know if he is safe.
My other question is why? Why would he leave people who love him and would help him if he needed anything? What pulled him away?
While at work, our family puts on a brave face…a smile at times, trying hard to get our job done. Closing the door to our office when the tears overwhelm us, just to open the door with a smile on our face when the next task has to get done. We have to keep moving forward step by step, day by day.
But sometimes it’s too hard to move. Sometimes the smile can’t hide our sadness.
This is a shout out to other parents or siblings out there missing their son/daughter or brother/sister. We are sorry for your hurt. We are sorry that sometimes the sadness overwhelms you. We hope your special someone comes home safely and your family can heal.
Please reach out for help if you need it. You don't have to go through this hurt alone.
Thinking and praying for you.