My Heart June 20, 2019Guest PostGuest Poster Im broken. My little sister took her life 5 days ago. Im not sure what im looking for. But I need some support. Im confused, lost, hurt.
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Hi, my little brother took his life almost two months ago now. I feel the same way. I wish I had words to give you to make you feel better. This is a pain I wish we didn’t have to go through. It’s so hard. I hope you get the support you need.
Know that you aren’t alone. The first few months can be the hardest part of your healing process. It’s been 15 years since my brother passed and when I turn 30 this year I will have lived half my life without him. Seeking a therapist can be challenging to face, but don’t lose hope for things getting better. I found a way to carry my love for my brother in my heart. I have made it my mission to do one thing a day that I know he would be proud of. I write it down in a notebook and when I miss him I turn to a random page and think about the beautiful things that I have experienced. I hope that you reach out and find what works for you. Have the intention in your heart to always love him and remember the wonderful things you had with one another. God speed.
Celeste, I want to thank you for your idea about the notebook. My husband’s brother took his life just a couple of days ago and I’m here looking for ways to support him, after it starts to sink in. I will suggest that to him when the time seems right. We can’t change the decisions our loved ones have made. But we can find ways to honor the love we will always feel for them. Blessings and peace to everyone who is grieving.
Hey, my sister took her life in April 2018. For the longest time, like you, I didn’t know what I was looking for, and couldn’t even think about what to do. I know you probably keep hearing this – but it will get better. Just hang in there and realize that you did nothing wrong, and things will get better in time. I never thought I’d make it, but slowly things got better and over time I grieved, was angry, sad, you name it. Here I am a year and a few months later finally feeling a bit better. My wife got me a crucifix with my sisters name engraved on the back. I wear it every day and feel like somehow she’s closer to me. I’m not saying you need a crucifix, but sometimes having a reminder of the person you lost makes you feel better. I guess I always felt afraid that I’d forget her, but I haven’t, and you won’t either.
Anyway, hang in there and be tough ok?
I’m so sorry! I completely understand my little brother took his life about 4 1/2 months ago & tomorrow is his bday