In his daily companion, Bread for the Journey, Henri J. M. Nouwen says,
But anyone trying to live a spiritual life will soon discover that the most personal is the most universal, the most hidden is the most public, and the most solitary is the most communal. What we live in the most intimate places of our beings is not just for us but for all people.
The following reflections were written following the death of our son, Adam, to suicide. They shine a light on our grief. They speak of our sorrow and sadness. They highlight our resolve to honour Adam. They tell of our determination to live fully.