This morning I was informed that a young teen in my town had taken his own life. Although I never met him, have never known his family and did not know his struggle, I feel overwhelmed by emotion. If there is one thing I have learned through my dad’s suicide, is to have empathy. People… Continue reading Empathy
I haven’t written a blog in a while and I guess that is why I feel like I have so much to say. So if I sound jumbled and all over the place, please excuse me. Lately, it has been harder to organize my thoughts; to feel; to breathe. The hustle and bustle of college… Continue reading ready or not?
Hey Dad, I’m Sitting with Jack on the plane. We’re on our way back from vacation and it makes me miss you. So many times I block out my feelings or emotions in order to make it through a moment, only to revisit them later. This one I don’t block out. Sitting with Jack as… Continue reading life goes on
A few months ago, I would have never thought that the most detrimental heartbreak I would feel would be the loss of my father. In life, we all experience heartbreak. Sure I’ve had my heart broken numerous times; boys, friends, the loss of a pet. They’re all devastating. However, I never expected that I would… Continue reading living with a broken heart
Dear Dad, It’s may 14th; it’s the two month anniversary of your suicide. I’ve finished with finals. Megan has her graduation party today. She’s graduating from high school tomorrow, can you believe it? I know you’re so proud of her, because I am too. I’m sitting on the plane, luckily, no one is next to me,… Continue reading dear dad
I have been thinking a lot lately about the many things that I have learned from my Dad. I have not written in a few weeks, mainly due to the fact that in the midst of our busy days, especially as finals season nears, it is hard to sit down and actually think. I have… Continue reading a serving heart
I am beginning to write in order to express my confusion, thoughts, and hopes following the death of my father. With that being said, let’s just jump right into this. There is an abundance of emotions and confusion that come when dealing with loss in general. Moreover, the overload of emotion included when a family… Continue reading it is well with my soul