Our forever 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide three months ago today. He would have been 20 on Feb. 7. We still miss him terribly but are putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you to those who continue to check on us and offer support and comfort.… Read the rest
On the two-month anniversary of Johnny’s death (two days ago), John and I attended a grief group for suicide survivors at our local hospital. The facilitator wanted to end “on a positive note” and asked us what gift we’ve received or good that has come from our loved one’s death.… Read the rest
Happy New Year dear friends. I love you. Truly. Your love and support are helping me heal from Johnny’s suicide. Thanks to you, along with my darling husband John and my children and family, there was no possible way I could be alone.… Read the rest
This Christmas, our 1st without Johnny, I’m thinking of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought Jesus into this world today. Oh, how she loved him, smiled at him, cared for him, and took pride in him. Then the day came for him to depart this world and join His Father in heaven, and he left her.… Read the rest
Now that Johnny’s memorial service is over, and things have quieted down a bit, many of you have reached out to see how we’re doing. Almost everyone expresses they are worried about saying the wrong thing or don’t know what to say.… Read the rest
This is a public service announcement about the dangers of marijuana for young adults. Please share with any young adults you know.
Four weeks ago, our wonderful 19-year-old son Johnny died by suicide. Yesterday, the Coroner’s report and toxicology results were released.… Read the rest
These have been the saddest days of my life, so it’s going to be difficult to share with you, but that fact that you are all here makes it less difficult. I’m probably going to cry and may not get through this quickly, but since you are our loved ones, I know you will understand.… Read the rest