When I watched him struggle with his addiction, I often asked, “Why him? Why does he have to suffer from this terrible disease? Why is this happening to our family?” And to be honest, there are no answers to those questions, there never will be – because addiction does not discriminate.
Addiction is not fair. It is taking the brightest minds and the biggest hearts away from us and it isn’t fair. Nothing about this will ever make sense.
I am sad for all of the life he will not get to live. I will never get to see him graduate college. I will never get to see him get married. I will never get to see him change the world – because he would’ve, in his own little way.
I love him, I miss him, but I am at peace knowing that the tough, monstrous battles that he was fighting are over.
8.28.98 – 4.1.19
by Madison, Nick’s Sister