Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gone.

The girls being silly, several years ago (my daughter's on the right)...during happier times


I am in a bit of a funk (as you might have noticed on Facebook)... so for my one or two readers, I thought I'd explain why.

My good friend's husband took his own life on Thursday night. This was a couple we met in childbirth class 11 years ago. Our girls have been friends since toddlerhood, and they're best friends now. And, as recently as last weekend, Erin has spent a lot of time at their house. She adored her friend's dad; he was almost like a second dad to her.

I still don't know the details; it's all too soon. It doesn't even matter, really. All I know is that my friend is now a widow -- instantly and unexpectedly. And her daughter is just a ten-year-old girl who will never get to hug her daddy again, or climb into his lap, or ride quads with him on Saturdays -- as they (and Erin) so often did. This will change the rest of her life and how she interfaces with people, her level of trust in relationships, feelings of guilt, abandonment.... and so on and so forth. My heart absolutely breaks for her. For her mother, too.

I know life isn't supposed to be fair. But this kinda goes beyond that.

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6 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I am so sorry. That is so sad. It devastates me when that happens. Very heartbreaking. I will pray for your friend and her family. So, so sad. And I will pray for what you have to say to your daughter. I can't even imagine that. Wow. Praying. Praying. Praying. XO

Busy Bee Suz said...

Susan, this is horrible news. I don't know what to say....I really don't understand suicide. I can't fathom ever leaving my family.
I will pray for his family.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am so very sorry.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am still praying for you about this... : ( so sad.

and PS I saw your status about no fridays this summer and I might have SCREAMED of happiness and woken gary up...just saying. Very happy for you! XO

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