Last Words

My heart now has a hole in it that will never heal. My son Blake, just 18 years old, just enlisted in the Air National Guard, everything to live for. He was my best friend. I loved him with all my heart. Everyone that knows me, knows that my children are my world and I wasn’t just their mom, I was their best friends. I will no longer be able to go on long walks with him and share the things that we shared together. He was so heart broken and I wasn’t able to save him. I was in Tennessee visiting my mom when he sent me a very sad text crying out for help. Because of the things that Blake had heard over the past few days had an affect on him. He was so hurt and lonely in his last few hours of his life and do you want to know why?

We may not have pulled the trigger that ended his life but we all contributed in some way or another by gossip!!!

Ephesians 4:29: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Titus 3:2: “…to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.”

Exodus 23:1: “You shall not spread a false report…”

Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

I have raised my children to treat people how they want to be treated. That is how my Blake was. He was always loving, giving, compassionate, thoughtful, and always cared about other people. He just hurt so much in the last couple days of his life he just didn’t know how to cope with it. My life will forever be changed. My son sent me a message on my phone right before he took his life and asked me to share his video with everyone. I’m going to fulfill my son’s last wish. I love you Blake and baby you will be heard. I encourage everyone to pass this video and website around, please share it with others.

Catherine Coatney