Monday, May 12, 2008

Worried about my neighbor

Fun dresses and shoes aside, there are more serious things going on. My neighbor, the one that so graciously fixed our fence on Halloween when the stupid kids kicked it down, tried to commit suicide twice, but was unsuccessful. THANK GOD. He mailed a suicide letter to someone, and they called us to go check on him. He wouldn't respond to anyone, not even us, and so they ended up having the cops do a well check. He went to a hospital for eight days and is now back. I feel so bad and helpless. Jim left him notes and messages saying if he needed to talk to call him, and that we cared. He is so young, and although he has had a rough time I am praying so hard that he does not do anything like that. He is such a nice guy, and a good neighbor. It breaks my heart because I know what it feels like to be in that kind of despair. I would never take my own life, but I understand pain.

3 comments:

stick shaker said...

OMG, cheryl, i'm sorry. that is terrible. i too know what that feels like. i have actually almost called a dr or hospital cause i felt so suicidal and have actually been hospitalized cause of a suicide attempt. i can't even say i would never try it again. being that low is terrible. and unfortunatly isolating is what accompanies it, when you should be out and about with people to help you. i will send my best thoughts to your neighbor due....

Crazydogmama said...

HOLE! you CALL ME! holy s, due - don't even think of it ever again! You make me laugh so much, and the world would suck without you in it! We can always rock back and forth in the corner together...

stick shaker said...

i may take you up on the back and forth rocking get together. ;-) as long as i'm not drinking you don't have anything to worry about, and i'm not so dont' worry. i just def can relate to your neighbor and no one unless they have been that low can truly understand. xo