And yes I get this question a lot. And no, I can’t. I won’t.
I won’t sugar coat my story. I won’t lie for the sake of saving you tears. I won’t avoid the subject of my son and his suicide.
Most importantly, I won’t leave you without hope.
Many times when he struggled and we struggled, I felt my hope waver. We were desperately in debt and resources for help were slim. But I clung to hope with all my might–never letting that pilot light to go out.
While my son died by suicide, I still have hope. Hope for others. And the passion to push for change so that others don’t find themselves in this club.
Where did I find it? In myself. In my friends and family. In my higher power. In my #griefheart project.
Of all the things I can’t let die, it’s hope. There are not many things within my control. But holding onto hope is.
It’s within your power, too.