For the hearts broken this week,
Sometimes life throws situations at us that make us ask, “Why?”
Why would someone do this to themself? Why would someone do this to others?
There is no doubt this past week at Bradley has been extremely difficult for the entire campus.
It seemed like an endless stream of unfortunate occurrences kept flowing in over the weekend and over the course of the week. The phrase “when it rains it pours” became a reality.
For some of us, it may seem that not a day goes by that we don’t think about people we’ve lost in our lives.
We don’t have all the answers. We may never have all the answers, and we may just have to be okay with that.
But through all this, we’ve seen campus come together, supporting each other through these very dark times.
There comes a point where each and every one of us may be given the sourest lemon that life has to offer, and struggle to turn it into anything resembling lemonade.
There may be points in time where each and every one of us struggle to figure out how we’ll move on from something like this because we just might not want to.
It may take time. For some of us, it will take more time than others, but if we can do that, if we can make something good out of something unimaginable, then just maybe those people that we lost will always be a part of our lives, just maybe not the way that we planned.
Luke, Susan and Tony will always be part of our Bradley community.
Although they aren’t physically with us anymore, a piece of them can be with us everyday. They live on through stories, through lessons taught, through memories.
People we love in our lives will die. This is something humanity promises to each of us. It could happen in the future, maybe tomorrow, maybe years from now, but just because people pass away, just because we can’t see them anymore, or can’t talk to them anymore, doesn’t mean they’re not a part of us.