One family's heartfelt message to bullies ...
Reading obituaries is usually something that is only done by the relatives and friends of the person who has passed away.
In fact, this obituary was written by a family who has said goodbye forever to a 15-year-old girl named Sadie. However, the message in this obituary has traveled around the world and has impressed many people due to the painful message that it contains.
However, the family also wanted to use it to send a message, that hopefully will go straight to the hearts and minds of those who contributed, with their gestures and words, to destroying the self-esteem of this teenage girl.
This girl's family has posted a message that has moved millions of people on the Internet ...
'[...] In an effort to debunk the rumors about Sadie's death we would like to share this information. Yes, Sadie took her own life, she hung herself. It is hard to fathom that someone so young could be so troubled. Sadie was seeking help, she was in counseling and taking medication, but it was all too much for such a young soul to live with. If you take a minute and look at Sadie's family dynamics you will see that a large percent of the people in her life were not related to her by blood but she was sent to us by God who knew this child needed a family. Sadie had a tough life and until a recent incident at school, she handled everything life served her. For a young lady so excited about going to High School things sure went terribly wrong for her. [...]
To all the bullies out there, I just want you to know that as much as we despise your actions never, ever do we wish for you to feel the paralyzing pain that engulfs our bodies, a pain so severe that it makes the simple act of breathing difficult or the guilt that leaves us wondering what we could have done differently --- or that struggle to remember the last words we spoke...
Our hearts are beyond broken. Sadie, it was a privilege to have you in our lives and we will always love you. May you find peace in the arms of God and may we all be kind to one another.
Our hearts are broken. Sadie, it was a privilege to have you in our lives. May you find peace in the Lord's arms and we can be kind to your neighbor. '
The funeral agency, responsible for the funeral arrangements wrote: "In lieu of flowers, Sadie's family asks that everyone be kind to one another."