This picture is on a house boat with Darion Drake and Matt Reed, when they were little. Although his memory will always live on, his physical form was taken from us. Why? Because he couldn’t see a better way! Isn’t it time we show others, there is always a choice. A choice to live. If life feels ‘too much’, pause, breathe and hold on…THIS TOO WILL PASS!
I will never ever forget the moment, I received this crazy phone call! “Teena, Matt has killed himself!”
I rubbed my eyes, cleared my throat and asked,”What? Did you say Suicide?”
“Yes, he is gone!”
(This is not a posting to upset anyone, but it needs to be written!)
I woke Eric up and we both broke down and began to sob. Heart broken, angry, hurt and deeply saddened were just a few emotions, we were experiencing.
You see this was extremely unexpected, because Mathew had been through this exact same horrific experience, with his older brother. He was a teenager and it happened right before his birthday. So you can imagine why we never thought Matt was capable of repeating the event.
However, sadly he did! Leaving his sister, mother and nephew with voids, never to be filled.
Let me tell you about Mathew Reed!
He had a spirit of LIVING! He loved cars, helping others, his family (especially his wonderful nephew). He was a ball of energy. Always willing to lend a helping hand and he could make you laugh until you peed your pants!
At his visitation, I heard the same thing over and over again. “Why? He was such a great person. Why?”
I wish I could answer such a simple question, as to why? But I can’t. Instead, I want to illuminate his life and hopefully help someone else. As I write, in almost ALL of my postings, NO ONE CAN CHANGE THE PAST! I, nor you can reverse what has been done. Yes, you can receive strength to carry on, but once any act or deed is done, it is done.
However, I do believe, my loving Mathew Reed and I can help someone. Someone who is hurting, contemplating and feels stuck.
You see IF we could have stopped this, Matt would probably be preparing for a fun filled night of hanging with his friends. Texting me at midnight to just wish me Happy New Years and laughing about all the crud he has been through. However, none of those events can or will happen.
Sad? Yes! Change it? No 😔!
Learn from him? Definitely 😎!!
If Matt could speak to you right now he would say, “Hold on. Pause. Breathe Deeply. And LIVE ON!”
It’s okay to feel…anyway you want to feel. But please continue to remember, ‘This too will pass.’
I love you Mathew Reed and will continue to send out your message.
Please, I beg of you, help me to help others. Tell someone today, that no matter what, it’s going to be okay. It will work out and this to will PASS!