It’s a word that makes me cringe. It’s a word that will literally stop me in my tracks when i hear it or read it. No one likes to talk about it. Some think it’s a selfish act.
Suicide, like cancer, does not discriminate. It does not see gender, age, political/religious views or ethnicity. It’s a killer— just like cancer.
Twenty four hours after Wade & I married in 1997, I found my precious momma. She had taken her own life. What was supposed to be the happiest days of my life were in fact, the darkest days of my life.
If you knew Suzy Crowder, you know what a precious woman she was. She loved God, her family, her church, her yard and her friends. Some of my favorite memories of her were seeing her spending time in the word each morning, working in her yard, baking in her kitchen and running her Mary Kay business. She didn’t care who you were or where you came from, she welcomed you with open arms. She LOVED people and working her business brought her so much joy. She battled depression though, which ultimately resulted in her taking her own life.
Being that today is World Suicide Prevention Day and my sweet momma is a HUGE part of my why, i wanted to share with her story with you. She didn’t even realize it, but in HER darkest hours- days, weeks, months and years before her death, she was teaching me what it looked like to have relationship with Christ, to be a loving wife and mother, to make a house a home, to chase a dream even if no one understood it. She was molding me then and 21 years after her death, her actions and words continue to teach and mold me today.
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