after much struggle, thought and deliberation, I have crafted my answer to my relative’s suicide. (I hate that word) without further ado:
this card has been delayed as I searched for the perfect words. i have come to the realization that the perfect words do not exist with the loss of a love one at such a young age and considering the unfortunate situation. each of these only compounds the hurt that probably rests in your heart right now.
know that i want to help you how ever i can. If you need a caring ear to listen to your verbalized thoughts, feel free to give me a call.
you know of my story of depression, but the story goes farther. I have walked the ragged edge. It is a place full of pain and despair which makes it a very difficult place to be. If you want more understanding of the ragged edge, i can help you, or anyone you want to send my way. perhaps it would help make a little more sense out of this great loss. you don’t have to hurry; the invitation will exist always.
know that because of my experiences, i felt great pain for everyone involved. no one deserves this. you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. know that you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you struggle with this new whole in your heart.
go in the peace of christ,