Surviving My Son’s Suicide

Seven years ago this month our 28-year-old son, Aaron, took his life by walking in front of a truck on a busy highway. He was killed instantly.

For six and a half years I was in no man’s land trying to make sense of what seemed to me a selfish act. We were blindsided and I was faced with emotions, anger, guilt and grief I never knew existed.

Then one day, about six months ago, I decided enough was enough. I had to do something to make sense of what had been the most difficult time in my life. There had to be an end to the suffering or was there. Was it simply something I would have to contend with for the rest of my life. Either way I knew I had to start putting the past behind me and find a way to move forward.

I decided to tell my story, hence Surviving My Son’s Suicide was born.

I invite you to visit ‘My Other Blog’.

It’s a story I wish I didn’t have to tell but God’s ways are not necessarily our ways.

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so whom He hath redeemed out of the hand of the enemy…then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.” Psalm 107:2-7


Posted on April 9, 2015, in Faith and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I am sorry for your loss… good luck on your journey and may God bless you and your family always.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s passing in this way. Your loss is truly tragic and I know that there is nothing I can say to comfort you, but your reaching out to others may offer solace for those who are deeply in despair. x

    • Thank you for your thoughts. Writing my story actually healed my grief and everything that comes with the territory. I’m really ok and moving on is now made easier. Bless you.

  3. So true. so true…
    Sometimes what we are left behind to do is not what we would choose, but what we were put here for. ❤ to you, Mother to Mother, heart to heart. Kassie

    • Thank for your input Kassie. You hit the nail on the head. Its not always easy to accept what we are put here for but when we do it yields the best results in our lives. Bless you.

  4. I’m only 13 months into the loss of my youngest son to suicide. I struggle to look beyond a day or two right now.
    I’m fighting for my life and those of my children and grandchild everyday. Because we know the devastation left behind from losing a loved one to suicide.
    Thank you for sharing. Much love and strength to you and your family xx

    • My heart goes out to you and your family. Keep fighting and you will win the battle. Never give up those left behind need your love and compassion more than can be imagined.

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