Sometimes Snow Falls and Somehow Smothers Us

Sometimes Snow Falls and Somehow Smothers Us
April 14, 2016 Our Circle of Moms
winter flower

 Sometimes snow falls and somehow it smothers us.

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.

daffodil

 Do you not realize that the snow eventually melts?

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.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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