The phone calls started coming in last night. Jason Sibley, a friend of ours from Seattle, committed suicide. I didn’t really know Jason very well but we shared the same close group of friends for the past 5 or 6 years. I’m not sure if a blog is really the appropriate place for writing about this type of news but I figured I’d make a quick post. I’m not even sure what there is to say really except that something like this makes you stop and think about those around you and where we all are at in life. I’m not sure exactly how old Jason was but I think he was in his late twenties or maybe recently in his thirties now.

Back in Seattle, I had my camera in my hand at every party and social event and so I thought I’d browse through the years of pictures I have stored on my computer and see if I could round up some of Jason. I realized I didn’t have that many of him. The few that I did find, I have posted here.

Jason had a lot of people who considered him a friend. Maybe he would be surprised to learn how many thousands of miles the phone calls covered last night as the news went out. There is always the maybes and the what-ifs. We all can’t help but stop and ask ourselves, how does it ever get that bad?

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family to all of those who were his friend.

Jason & Dylan

Jason on the right.

Jason on the left.

Jason on the right.

Jason on the left in the red shirt.

Jason in the center, red shirt against the beam.

Jason in the center.

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