I miss you more every day

I lost my husband four months ago to suicide while he was incarcerated. What makes this so hard to bear is I thought his being arrested would save his life. He was addicted to prescription painkillers and nerve meds.

We took care of his Dad who was bedfast and had been in poor health for years. I will never know why but I can only guess that he could see himself in that hospital bed one day, with tubes coming out of him, and he decided he wasn't going out like that.

I am sure he felt like he let everybody down by being out driving and getting arrested in the first place. I just want 5 more minutes to get the answers I need to be able to go on and raise the kids. The grief is getting harder to deal with. I have been breaking down more everyday.

I need answers that will never come. Why? After I called and warned everybody at the jail of what he had threatened, could this happen? He was in there for 3 days. Then gone. I knew as soon as I answered the phone expecting to accept a collect call and hearing someone else's voice. I knew but all I could say was NO!

I picked out your clothes, made all the arrangements, everybody said I did good but now when everybody has quit calling and coming by I feel like i am losing it. They say call, me no matter the time, but who wants to be woken up at 5 in the morning with someone who can't sleep?

I haven't been able to sleep for four nights now cause I know that is when he was sitting awake trying to figure out how to fix the sheet and not wake up his cell mate. I can't imagine the state he was in to go through it. Knowing he was leaving behind a four year old who thought the sun rose and set in his Daddy. To leave behind a 14 year old son who needs his Dad, whether he will admit it or not. And to leave behind a stepdaughter who he was a Dad to and who had lost her own dad to cancer a year before.

So many questions. So many people to have to be strong for. I pray for this to get easier. Everybody has told me it will one day.

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May 24, 2010
I understand
by: Sandy


I just had to reach out to you....there was something you said that hits home with me in a huge way. I lost my husband 14 months ago, feels like a lifetime. And the one thing I would give my life for....is just 5 more minutes with him. In my case, it is to say I am sorry, you see I blame myself for everything, STILL. I know in your case it is to get answers. It is that silence that drives me absolutely insane.

I know that all we can do is just try to get through each day, knowing that one day, we will no longer have to be without them. I hang on to the hope that someday I will see Mack again. I miss him so! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

May 20, 2010
They All Say
by: Zoe

I know how you feel. I lost my beloved to cancer, he was diagnosed March 10, he died March 21, the last week he was in renal failure. I could talk to him, he could not talk to me. I tried to tell him but I don't know if he heard me.

The quiet is the worst, nights, mornings. You are lucky you have children, that forces you to move. And that is all we have now, things that force us, baby steps forward. I don't see better, I know it comes over you like a wave.

I can only tell you that there will be one or two people that actually do mean, call at any time, you should do it, if for nothing else just to beat the silence.

I can't tell you it will get better, I don't see better. But you know your children need you, so reach out, some one will be there to grab you hand.

This board helps, read it.. and hang on to us.. we are here for each other


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