Long time no speak or hear from. I heard the news about your cousin from Doris. First of all I want to offer you and your family, my most heartfelt condolences for your loss. I truly understand that no words could possibly be said to bring your loved one back, or even give you the instant comfort, that I'm sure your family is seeking for right now.
After watching the news video, it became obvious to me that Andy lived a very full life, though at a still very young age. As well as showed a genuine love for others around him. Though I never met him, its obvious that your cousin was an exceptional leader. True leaders pour into others, because they're authority isn't threatened by the rising of potential leaders around them. I say all that to say this. Though Andy may not be among you anymore in the physical. I believe that he has poured enough into the family and friends around him, that his memory and legacy will continue to live on, far beyond his 24 years.
God said that we are not to lean on our own understanding, but to lean on his. For his is much higher than ours. We weren't place on this earth just for our enjoyment, for however long it's meant last. But we were placed here for his enjoyment, to fulfill the purposes he placed inside of us, and allow his light to shine through us. Until he decides that our assignment here on earth is over. He's in control of everything that takes place around us. Absolutely nothing happens outside of his control. Only he understands WHY certain things takes place in our lives. Only he understands, why it was time for Andy to return home to him.
As I said in the beginning, I understand the challenge of finding words to heal the type of pain your family is experiencing right now. My prayer is that even in the midst of this tragedy which has taken place, that all of you will begin find the kind of peace that only the Lord can provide you. It's safe to say though, that judging by the family Andy left behind, he did his share of pouring into others, and no doubt his light will continue to shine through ALL of you.