I never met Mr. Williams. I knew so little about his life, and yet my heart broke when I heard of his passing. He brought me laughter and adventure, tears and thoughtfulness. Many of his films leaving a lasting impact upon my soul.
I am of the opinion that mental sickness is the worst of all. Killing its victims slowly, dragging them deeper and deeper into its unrelenting pains. Cancer patients will undergo rounds and rounds of chemo in a desperate attempt to survive. Those with incurable diseases raising every last dollar to somehow find a cure. Any illness which would cause an individual to take his own life is far beyond cruel.
“Depression isn’t just being a little sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive any more.” ~J.K. Rowling
I hold my babies tight today, fervently praying over their souls. I am done with hoping, with wishful thinking.I am on my knees, in desperate cries. I have heard there is power in a momma’s prayers. I am clinging to this today: may my children never have to taste this awful sickness–not even for a moment.
I watch them as they play, so carefree, so happy. Each moment bringing fresh excitement, each discovery new joy. Childlike joy–the only way to truly be free.
“Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.” ~Dorothy Rowe
They are showing me what it means to be happy. I make it my aim to remind them of it for the remainder of my days. I will do all I can to keep this pure joy in their lives; to keep the laughter loud and smiles wide. I will do what I can and then I will leave what I cannot in His hands–I will pray as only a mother knows how.
May Robin Williams forever be remembered for the great contributions he made on society, and this alone. The sickness has clawed its ugly hands on many precious souls. May the sickness not win, but the legacy of a beautiful life which impacted so many and brought laughter to us all.
“Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, ‘Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding’.” ~Robin Williams