Monday, December 20, 2010 | By: Debbie

Monday 12-20-10 Bad Weekend...

My weekend started out okay and then it went to hell in a hand basket.  I did great on my eating and what happen does not have anything to do with my diet.   A few weeks ago I was contacted by my half brother that I have not seen since my biological father died when I was in my 30's.  It was great to hear from him and we talked and emailed several times over the last few weeks.  He lived in Dallas and had just gotten out of the military a couple of years ago and was working.  He lost his job a couple of weeks ago and he was a little depressed or so I thought.  He killed his self Friday night with an overdose of pain pills.   This blew my mind when I found out Sunday morning.  He was only 40 years old and I did not know he was that depressed over losing his job.   This has just floored me in so many ways and I do not know why or what could drive someone so young to take their own life.  I am headed to Pensacola on the 4th of January for the service and I hope to be able to find out more about what happened. 

Thanks for listen...

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh my God Debbie, I'm so sorry! What a horrible tragedy. Sending lots of positive vibes your way. ((HUGS))

Jo said...

Oh, Debbie, I'm so sorry. You just found him again and have lost him again. Prayers for you.

Natalia said...

Debbie, I'm so sorry for your loss! You are in my prayers!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Depression is something that sometimes doesn't show at all until it is too late.

spunkysuzi said...

"hugs" i'm so sorry!! I don't even know what to say, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Princess Dieter said...

This is terrible. How sad that he couldn't just hold on until things got better--as they always tend to do. So sad. I wonder if he'd been dealing with stuff for a while...but not telling people...

Please accept my condolences. I hope God gives you special comfort and grace to get through the grieving...

Floriana said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Debbie. My thoughts are with you. Stay strong. *hugs*

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Sending you my condolences... I am so sorry! I will keep you in my prayers and hope you find peace.

~Margene

I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

I, too, am so sorry for your loss. I was thinking about this today after a friend of mine told me that she called the Suicide Prevention Line yesterday -- after she took a lot of pills...so many are so sad at this time of year and anything can make things worse. It really makes me sad.
((( hugs )))
D

amandakiska said...

So sorry, Debbie. That sucks.

Joy said...

Oh Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am glad that you will be able to go to the service; hopefully it will enable you to find some closure. Again, so sorry for you loss.

Roz said...

Oh Debbie, I am SOOO sorry for your loss. My condolences to you, your family and all his family and friends left behind. So tragic! You are all in my thoughts.

Tim said...

That's terrible. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Joy said...

Aw I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs!

Karla said...

I am so sorry for your loss

(((hugs)))

Momma Hunt said...

I am so sorry for what has happened. Something this heartbreaking can derail you so easily from your goals (and rightlyfully so) Just remember to hold those you have close and keep yourself strong!