How did it come to this?

This is from the blog of a woman who lost her daughter to suicide this past April. Her words touch my heart and soul, as they will anyone who has lost someone dear to them. Suicide does not end a person’s pain. It hands the pain over to those that love them most. If you, or someone you know is in crises, please get help!

My Bright Shining Star

I went to your grave again today Kaitlyn. It’s the first time I’ve been since they placed your stone several days ago. It had just quit raining. There it stood, so very beautiful, but so very sad. The shape of a tear drop, nothing could be more appropriate.

There was some mud on the top of the base where it had rained on the freshly uncovered ground when they placed your stone. I wiped some of it off but couldn’t do a very good job with my hands. I vowed that I would keep a smooth cloth in my car from now on for the purpose of keeping dirt off your stone.

I ran my hands across your beautiful picture of the young woman that shouldn’t be there. Every time I run my fingers over any of your images, I feel your presence. I ran my fingers over the beautiful…

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