This weekend we attended a funeral for a friend of my 14 year old.
When he called from school last week, I thought he was just calling me about a ridiculous reason, as calls from school tend to be. And then he said, 'You know Fayth?' (My mind jumps to he wants me to pick a valentine up for her or he's asked her to the school valentine dance as this was Feb. 14) I say 'yeah' and he says 'Her grandmother took her to a hotel, shot her in her sleep, and then killed herself.'
The class sizes at his school are very small so I heard stories regularly about Fayth, and I waved in the passerby sort of way to her grandmother. Fayth was always ready with a smile and often said hi to my both of my kids as we walked by each other. And I know that my children will always carry her in their hearts.
Please. Please. If you believe that self harm or the harm of a loved one is the answer, please seek help. PLEASE SEEK HELP.
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