He’s the reason I’m here today. It never hurts less, you simply fill your life in around it and cushion the pain with as much happiness and beauty as you can. I hope that someone somewhere will pause and think of the effect their loss would have on those who love them. Another year without you but no less love for you, Dad.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions, know you are not alone. Suicide is a complex issue and we want you to know there are resources that are freely available. You can reach a trained volunteer that will talk with you, free of judgement, about whatever you may be struggling with at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255).

You can also text ARK to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

Or, if you are at immediate risk, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


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