Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thank You

All I can say is Thank You-a thousand times over. I was astounded by the response I got from yesterday's post-God be with you till we meet again.

I had comments and emails from so many people that have also been effected by suicide-whether directly or like in my case a sibling that has had to suffer through the pain and loss.

I am so glad I decided to go ahead with the post. I was worried that talking about something that was so taboo would alienate a few of my readers-and it may have. But the overwhelming feeling of love has far outweighed anything else.

My little sister is doing so much better than I would have expected. She has moments where she misses him and wonders why-but she is always looking at the bright side. She has told me over and over again that she knows he is at peace and that he is in his Heavenly Father's arms. I think that has been the most comforting thing.

The viewing and funeral are this weekend and as many of you said in your comments and emails-grief will come over her in waves. But for every story of heartache you sent to me there was a happy ending-and I know my sister will come to a point where she will have her own happy ending. I'll take the advice so many gave-I'll be there for her, to listen and to grieve and also to remind her of happier times. But mostly I'll just be her big sister-the one who still teases her, who takes her shopping, and who will constantly remind her how much I love her.


1 comment:

Joan said...

Your post was sweet and from the heart. Suicide is so hard on those who are left behind. They always wonder.

I agree with the other comments. You have to be willing to listen to your sister's grief, probably for a long time. She needs to be able to express it to make sense of it for herself.

You're a good sister and we love you.