By: Sue Anganes
It has been nearly a year since my friend took her own life.
I was so shocked when I found out, especially because I wasn’t aware that she was having an inner struggle. Outwardly she was a strong, beautifully put-together mom of two lovely daughters. Her husband’s income allowed her to be a stay-at-home mom, and she devoted much of her time to her daughters’ activities—pictures of which were proudly posted on her Facebook page.
Inwardly, however, she was suffering.
A year has passed. A family lives on without a wife and a mother. School, dance lessons, and church activities all continue.
The cold of winter only lasts for a season. I wish you would have waited for the snow to melt and the flowers to bloom again.
They always bloom again.
I wrote a blog post last year about stress. http://www.ourcircleofmoms.com/when-stress-gets-the-best-of-us/
I wrote it, unknowingly, at the same time my friend took her life. It’s worth reading, if you haven’t already; and please get help if you are despairing in life.
Always remember that beautiful springs eventually come despite the harshest of winters.