Today I found out from my daughter that someone from her high school varsity soccer team committed suicide. This beautiful senior with a full soccer scholarship, perfect score on her ACTs with plans to go to a top college hung herself. Why?
All my daughter could ask was why would an always happy and a great person, kill themselves? How do I answer her when I myself don’t know, and want the same answers.
I can’t imagine what the family or mother must be going through. How do you survive this? How do you move on? As a mom, I can’t fathom it. I’d have to wonder why my daughter was in so much pain that this was the only source of relieving the pain.
I worry for my daughter now. Is she suffering and I don’t see it? Is she in pain and hiding it like her friend. All one can do from this is learn, learn to better communicate with your children and be more involved with them and let them know they much are loved.
I hope Olivia realizes how precious life is and not to take it for granted and to ask for help no matter how bad life may seem. I hope she and all the kids from her high school take this as a wake up call and take the opportunity to make a difference in life and not take things for granted because life can change in a blink of an eye.
My heart breaks for the family and my prayers are with them. I wish peace for them to get through their horrific pain. I am so sorry for their loss.
So hug your child tonight and tell them you love them no matter what. I know I will.