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.

10 thoughts on “It gets better…

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Thank you for this post.. I lost my younger brother on 11/29/17, recently.. I feel so devastated and cannot imagine my life without him and I feel as if I am drowning in sorrow. Your post has given me some hope that maybe I will feel less pain someday! The only comfort I have is I do beleive my brother is in a better place with grandpa and grandma.. “God is merciful, loving and forgiving” may the lord bless you all and help us mend our broken hearts. God bless.

    1. Hi
      I lost my brother on Nov 17th 2017. I feel your pain and loss . I found reading this particular inspiration making me think and have hope. So sorry your going thru the same awful heartbreaking pain. I hope the future holds peace and loving life again for all of us

  7. Thank you for sharing your story and giving us hope that one day, maby not tomorrow but one day we can all smile again. I lost my brother on November 10, 2018 (2 weeks ago). I know I have a long road ahead and i just feel completely broken but knowing that I can one day be at peace, gives me hope. So thank you and sorry for everyone’s loss.

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