It gets better…

My brother took his life 9 years ago. I never thought that aching/empty/scared/lonely feeling would go away. 9 years out, they have subsided. Now, I’m in a place I never thought I would get to— now I’m encouraging others. I promise, it does get better. It sucks and hurts and is physically and emotionally draining, but you too will be a support one day for someone else going through this. Focus on that day – you’re going to make it! Those before you have a ton of faith and strength for you while your legs are getting stronger. You will be able to be that to someone too one day. Maybe not today or a year from now, but one day you will be there.

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6 Responses to It gets better…

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you. I needed this today 🙂

  2. Tessa says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. My brother took his life 9.5 weeks ago and it’s good to hear that it might not always be like this. I’m glad you have found some happiness.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for your encouragement. My brother has been gone for five months and some days it feels like only a couple days and surreal. This gives me hope.

  4. Naomi says:

    My beautiful sister and best friend left 3 months ago. I really hope the pain subdues. Thank you for these words

  5. Kimi says:

    I lost my baby brother on May 27th 2017, I feel like I am a shell walking around without a heart, Thank you for this, I hope others like myself will one day get to a place of peace.

  6. Leanne says:

    I took a screen shot of his and I read it weekly. Thank you for the words of encouragement as it feels like im just bobbing in the ocean by myself and there is no shore in sight.

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