I lost a really good friend to suicide last November and I'm struggling with moving pass the tragedy. I attended her service hoping that I would find her at peace but the fact that it didn't even look like her tells me she suffered. Suicide is always hard to deal with, all the unanswered questions and the wondering if I could've done more to help her. I have accepted that she chose to take her own life but not knowing why makes me feel sad and confused.
I have a cold, so I am staying at home so I don't get everyone else sick. This isn't what I need right now. This New Years Eve will be my first without my dad (he passed in October). When the clock strikes midnight we will enter a new year. A year where my dad would have turned 80. A year that he will not physically be here.There has been a lot of great things that happened this year, but it is...
I picked up my brother's ashes the other day at the funeral home which is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do and after I was handed the box containing the 4 small urns, the young man had me sign a paper and then told me to have great day. I was stunned and speechless. How about saying something like "I'm so sorry for your loss"?