World Suicide Prevention Day | September 10, 2020🎗
I light a candle in memory of my child Quinnton Tom who felt the pain so deep that he couldn’t stay.
I wept so deep, and felt an intense pain that I couldn’t breathe. Grief of this magnitude is my lifelong companion, I sleep with it, I have meals with it, I have an intimate relationship with it, I walk with it, and I embrace it. Grief from suicide, will forever be my best friend, I will fight it, I will feed it and I will confide in it.
The declaration to do something to break down barriers.
To STOP the stigma, for men and women, for our children, will and has always been my driving force!
For now I hold close the love of my deceased child, a mans man and who would be standing up to fight for those who couldn’t fight for himself. I know his memory alive, it’s his physical person I miss. His deep guttural laugh, his hugs so strong that made me feel I can conquer any mountain, or swim the deepest sea. His hugs that when I was broken, made me feel whole again.
I will love you forever and for always, You are my candle in the window, with you I know there is Hope in the Darkness, with you I know I can go into the Storm - together - forever!