Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Please! Take a moment today...

And hug someone you love. And tell them you love them.

My aunt's husband of less than four years committed suicide this week by taking a one-way hike up a mountain. The last memory she has of him is a big fight, and him leaving and threatening to kill himself.

Clearly most of us aren't on the edge like that, but STILL. Fights and anger are temporary. Let your loved ones know how you feel, because we never know what will happen next.

PS What makes me really fucking mad are all of these know-it-all readers who have posted on articles that my uncle "was an idiot" to go hiking without overnight gear. You dumbfucks. He didn't go on a hike. He was suicidally depressed and didn't plan on coming back. I wish you'd realize how fucking painful these comments are.


vivavavoom said...

that is awful. I am So sorry for your family. I hope your aunt can realize it wasn't her fault and not punish herself for his choice.
many good thoughts headed your way!!

Green tea said...

Oh ((Kitty)), we have had our week haven't we..
I met my Bro last Sunday half way between Mpls and Superior up date him on the past week
He is on anti-depressants from every thing that happened last summer
concerning his G daughter.
It is hell to see people in that kind of pain.
Worse then any physical pain you can ever imagine.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Darth Weasel said...

sorry to hear about that, sending good thoughts your way

JLee said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I always take those kinds of threats seriously, no matter what. Because you never know...

Riot Kitty said...

Thanks turns out he had a history of threatening to kill himself, and my aunt would always talk him out of it. She couldn't get a hold of him this time, although she did call police and have them go look for him. I can't imagine her living with that kind of pain - and none of us knew about it. Thank you for all of your prayers and good thoughts!