Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today is a difficult day. One year ago today I lost my step-son Chad to suicide. The memories came flooding back this morning and my heart is all broken up inside. Chad was 36 years old when depression got the best of him. He lived with his mom and step-dad so we did not see him often. Chad had spent several weeks with us over the summer though and we had such a good time. He fished, rode 4-wheelers, watched movies and just talked with his dad and I; we laughed the entire time, he was always clowning around (as you can see by the photo). Chad had a way of always bringing a smile your face, even during the most difficult times. He had such a good heart. He struggled off and on with depression throughout his adult life and gave into it on February 5, 2007 -- Rest in Peace Chad. If you know anyone who suffers from depression, no matter had small or how severe, be there for them, tell them you love them and most of all pray for them. Be a friend -- you never know when you might be saving a life.


Molly B said...

I came to your blog to say Thank you for the kind words you left for me tonight on my blog. I was touched by the story of your stepson. My mother struggled with suicidal depression for many, many years. It is the hardest thing to watch someone you love hurting in that way. My heart goes out to you and your family.
-Molly B

Kelsey said...

Just wanted to tell you that you and your family are in my thoughts.

Theresa Tyree said...

Bev, my heart breaks for you. This is such a tragedy. Prayers for you and your family.