Be Here Today - Life as Mrs. Wilson

30 April, 2018

Be Here Today


It's been one year since someone I love and adore lost their battle with depression. It's hard to believe that a year has already passed, and it's still hard to believe that they're really gone.

Losing someone to suicide is absolutely devastating, and going through depression dark enough to feel that ending your life is the only escape, is tragic.

I have been in that dark place more than once, and my heart breaks over and over again any time I hear about someone ending their own life, because not only do I know what it's like to lose someone you love, I know what it's like to almost be that person that is lost.

My words fall short every time I try to say what I feel, but I guess what matters most is this:

Be here today.

And be here tomorrow.

If you are in the throws of life, in that darkness that feels all-consuming and impossible to escape...be here today.

There is light and love ready to encircle you.

You are not forgotten, and you are absolutely not alone.

Be here today, please.

Just be here today.

There are so many people ready and willing to provide you with the tools you need to get through this - - - please let them help you, and don't be ashamed of asking for help. You are loved, you are needed, and you are strong enough to get through this, whatever 'this' might be.

Light and love,

McKell

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Online Chat:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
My Personal Email: mckell.quilter@gmail.com