Blair Bennet James grew wings on November 4, 2018. She was a daughter, sister, friend, and inspiration so many. Blair was a warrior that was taken too soon, But God only takes his biggest warriors. We have dedicated this site and our foundation site at www.soulfullyrootedfoundation.com in memory of our sweet angel, a root planted to save many souls. All of the proceeds of all Charity T-Shirt sales will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Help us save a soul like Blair’s, One Root at a Time.
Suicide, it is a word that makes heads turn, hits the inner core bringing chills to the surface, and the overwhelmed flood of tears from yours eyes. It’s a constant reminder of lifes being lost to an illness that this world denies its existence. 123 lives are taken each and everyday, families lose loved ones, parents lose children, children lose parents, friends losing peers, an epidemic that leave us all with the question of why?
Taking it all in, Soulfully Rooted is one of my biggest dreams brought to life. Being able to spread the message of suicide and to help reach those who are battling. Then brining a community together is also one of the hardest battles to uproot to the surface but only in an individuals life but also in my own.
It’s a constant reminder/battle of the absence of my best friend, birth mother, care giver, and support system. Then reaching the world letting them know that they aren’t alone, and sharing my testimony about my suicide struggles, the darkest moments that i faced, and turning my tragedy into my everyday purpose. My purpose in life is to help and reach the world one soul at a time.
Mental illness brings fourth depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more. It’s something the world needs to put in the limelight and realize it’s a true disease, it’s not something that goes away without a fight. It’s a constant battle with the devil, it’s like having two people on your shoulders fighting about who’s going to win you over that day. And once you think you defeat the devil he comes back to kill and destroy. But that doesn’t mean throw in the towel. Keep fighting. God sent his son to fight our battles every single day. Don’t keep hiding your true self; everyone is fighting something. Don’t let fear override your battles. God didn’t give you the storm if he knew you wouldn’t make it through the storm.
Fighting it for years now, and giving myself to my Lord and Savior and fully trusting him, has been a tough road but one of the most beautiful journeys. Knowing I have my heavenly father, the son of God, the Messiah, in my corner every second of everyday. It changes everything, because he is using you for a purpose remember that.
For anyone reading this and needs someone to talk to or who just needs words of wisdom, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Always know you are going to stumble but it’s not the end of the journey. Trust your faith. You can and you will overcome.
Soulfully Rooted is dedicated and rooted to stop this horrific epidemic, one soul at a time. To give back and help those in need, and let them know they are not alone. Also, to keep the legacy of Kristen and Blair alive, with our story and message will help build a pack of #warr;ors. Thank you all for the love and support, I hope this helps join the team to complete the mission ahead.