My friend William came up from Camden County with his brothers and sister yesterday to visit his Momma, who lives across the street from me with his youngest brother. After visiting with them, he came over to my house, and me and my youngest brother hung out with him, like we always used to do before he moved back to Carolina. We had fun, but of course, after a while, he had to leave. They had to go back down to Camden, and his older brother didn't want to be driving in the dark. He told us that he'd be back up on Saturday, and that he would want to take his first ride in my truck then. And within a month or so, he planned on being up here in Virginia to live. Said he'd get a job at the Burger King, or whatever- he didn't care, as long as it made him money.
I get woken up by a call this morning- it's William's mom. He was found this morning, hanging from a rope. Apparently, he just wanted to see his mom, his littlest brother, me, and my brother Jacob one last time before he did the deed. I knew he was depressed, largely over the fact that he was stuck living in Carolina with his PawPaw and Nana. He was always talking about moving back up here, ever since he moved down there over a year ago. But he seemed to be doing so much better- he wasn't getting into trouble any more.
Anyways, I'd like to ask for prayers for William's family, especially his mom. She loved her son dearly- I know she is very torn up right now. And prayers for his grandparents, whom he lived with, and for all of his brothers and sisters. And prayers for William's soul, that he might find his way into heaven.
Rest In Peace, William. I'll see you again one day. I love you, man.