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    Dear Sabrina, ( A letter from a suicide survivor)

      Dear Sabrina, Your death has changed a lot for so many of us but I can only speak for myself. It hurts to know that I can’t see you again. It’s strange really knowing that you are no longer a phone call or a drive away. It’s been over a year and It still hurts. Although maybe not as intense as before, I know this sadness will forever be here. I wish you would have shared your pain with me. I wish I could have shined that light for you like I have done for so many moms. But, had we not lose you, I probably would never have…

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    Reading was a part of my healing – A growing list of my favorite reads

    Anchored: Finding HOPE in the unexpected (Kayla Aimee)  You know that feeling when you can’t put the book down? Oh yeah, that was the feeling I got as soon as I started reading this. Kayla shares her story about giving birth for the very first time to her micro preemie at 25 weeks. She shares how she lost trust in God and she was simply angry that her little child must suffer. Of course, I don’t want to ruin the story for you but what I loved was the story of having faith in our Lord. Although I might not have experienced what Kayla have, I can relate to her story.…

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    Choosing Joy after a Tragedy

    This is a photo of Me, Sabrina, and Jackie at Sabrina’s bridal shower. We have been friends since high school and I have to say it has been one of the best years. Yes, we have had our ups and downs but that comes with any type of relationship. I hope they know how grateful I am for their love. Sabrina was only 26 when she passed. It still doesn’t make sense to me. We go through life not thinking about when we die. I know that when I did, I figured we would be saying our goodbyes at a much older age but, that’s not how it worked out. I’ll never…