I am 54 and I survived Suicide
I'm a survivor. I survived abusive step parents. I survived a massive fire on the aircraft carrier I was stationed in. I survived bouts of drunkiness that should have ended me.
All of that is another story;
I survived my daughter's suicide. 04/08/2017 @ 1609 hours.
14yrs, 9m, 26d from the first time I held her in my arms.
I feel cheated, but I survive today on the love of my wife and other children. And sometimes on just grit; I work hard every day and come home and try to sleep at night, which is never easy considering the night terrors that are a result and reality I live with because of the fire I mentioned earlier.
I believe the world is still better with me apart of it, and the one thing that comes to mind is, Never stop hearing what your kids are saying, however obscure. My girl, Mali let us know there was trouble with her at about 2200 hours one Sunday night. 3 weeks later she was gone. I hardly had a chance to fight for her because she already had given up…
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