I Have Very Tough News To Share – February 9th, 2016 2:33 AM
The last Facebook post I made that brutal night was this one —
“I have very tough news to share.
Tonight – February 8, 2016 my 17 year old son Zayne Shomler passed away.
Zayne was my son and my friend and he will be greatly missed.
I invite you to remember him and honor him by clicking like to this gut wrenching post.
Zayne was an amazing young man and he will be deeply missed.
All of us in Zayne’s immediate family, Gayla , Chelsea , Zac Shomler and Zeke and myself are grieving intensely and at the some time we are each safe and being cared for.
Later this week we will have a memorial service to celebrate Zayne’s life. I will provide the details of this service when I have them.
If you find yourself tearing up or crying in the face of this gut wrenching news, please know that grieving is healthy and so are tears.
If anyone ever tells you not to cry in times like these, punch them in the face and tell them to F off.
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you process this awful news.
I so wish that I could hug you and provide you some comfort.
This #DadHat post is brutal. Thank you in advance for your kindness and care.
Your are in my prayers.”
The only thing I did that night harder that writing this post was telling Zayne’s Mother and Siblings that he had passed way, but those are stories for another time…
Following this Facebook post, I sat on the couch and cried and drank whiskey for the next 3 and half hours. My dear friend Kevin Brusett was there on the coach next to me and his presence was so meaningful. I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to have a real Matt 9:36 / Poimen/ Strong’s 4166 pastor with me, caring for my heart.