#Writing through the Pain


Do you write to get through hard times? I have always found it my solace. My husband lost his God son to suicide yesterday. We are in shock and our hearts are breaking. He left a wife and four little kids. Why? runs over and over in our heads. What could be so terrible that you feel your only solution is suicide? I think we have all been through dark hours. A time in our lives that we wonder how we would make it through the next day. But suicide? He made it through multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. We all held our breath until he came home safe. Life seemed so good, if only on the outside. Now stateside, a new baby boy, finally time with his family. Then this. I don’t understand.

To Danny, you were loved. By more than we can count. Your death leaves a huge hole in our hearts. I can’t imagine how Jessica can ever explain this to the kids. We miss you. I hope that you have found peace from whatever it was you could not face here on earth. I am sorry we could not be there to help you through your pain. We did not know. We, your Dad, your brother, Jessica – we all would have helped you through this . . . if only you would have shared your burden with us.

To anyone else reading this, if you are going through a tough time right now, call someone. Don’t try to struggle through it alone. Nothing is so bad that you need to take your life. You’ll get through it. Together – with the help of those that love you. And if you feel there is no one that loves you, I’d venture to guess you are wrong. Whether it is a parent, spouse, child or neighbor, a friend from your past – there ARE people out there that love you. Value life. Choose life.   #SuicideHurtsEveryone #YouAreLoved #ChooseLife #RIPDanWenger

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5 thoughts on “#Writing through the Pain

  1. Although it was a long time ago, I too lost a Godson at the young age of 16 to suicide and then as now the most often asked question was, WHY? Of course there are no immediate answers but with age comes wisdom and speaking from experience I know the broken hearts left behind will heal over time. My heart goes out to you and yours…

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  2. I am so sorry, Joanne. Your words are so from the heart. We lost a sweet, kind, funny and handsome young man, my nephew, at 36 to suicide. So senseless. You never really get over it. With God’s help, it becomes easier to get through it.

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  3. Truly a joyful spirt tht will never b forgotten…a personalaity tht most tried to express but to shy to express..not Danny always show extrmly amount of love and respect for folks whom he came across…

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