Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Good morning!
Well, you just wont believe this..... I can hardly believe it myself. My best friend called me yesterday morning @ 730am as I was getting ready to walk out the door for work. She was crying. What she told me was something I never in a million yrs would ever expected to hear....and it rocked my world to the core of my being!!! She told me that her husband of almost 20 yrs committed suicide. He hung himself in their basement. She found him, had to cut him down with the help of their 16 yr old daughter & did CPR on him until paramedics came, but she knew he was already gone . He was an educated man, a good man....just distraught by financial woes & overwhelmed by family problems that they were going through. No note was left. Now my best friend is left a distraught widow with major financial issues as well as some chronic health problems that she has been dealing wtih for many years & 5 children as well as herself who are wondering why this happened & how they will pick up the pieces. He was only 49.

I ask for your prayers for her and her children. Her name is Laura. She and I have been best friends since our first day of nursing school. She is like a sister to me....we are truly "sisters by heart". We were each others maid of honors in our weddings.  I was there for 12 hrs yesterday & am headed back there in a couple of hrs. to do whatever I can do. Right now I am trying to process this & decompress from the unbelievable sadness I am feeling for my best friend.I am at a loss of what to say. It is beyond me how & why this has happened. He wasnt the type of person to do something so irrational. He loved Laurie....he loved his kids. What was he thinking? Now they are left with a lifetime of sadness, guilt & a huge void that will never be filled. My heart is shattered for them.

I am sorry for yet another sad post.....but unfortunately this is my life lately. I saw my Dr today & he started me on an antidepressant. My husband has been absolutely wonderful & such a tragic situation has made me realize how precious, short & fragile that life is....and I am appreciating him more than ever and all of my blessings. My friend keeps asking for her husband to come back...I wish I had a magic wand to bring him back.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear this. I don't even know what to say...I'm speechless. I will definitely keep their family in prayer.


  2. Oh my this is such tragic news. I definitely will keep your friends in my prayers. Hugs to you Sherri!

  3. Sherri, I am so sorry to hear of your friends loss. Sometimes we just dont know why we go through the things we do but there are reasons. I am glad that you have been able to be with her. I will pray for her and her family. Sorry that life has been so hard on you and your family.

    God Bless

  4. So sorry to here about your friends loss,I will pray the lord will give all of you strength and guidance during the difficult days to come. You are all in my prayers, remember if you need us we are here. God Bless.

  5. I'm glad you are holding your best friend up in this really crucial time where she needs you. Financial burdens are causing people all over the U.S. do some things no one sees coming. It's so sad and they only need to reach out to get help. Lisa Ling is doing a report on teen suicides, and the numbers are staggering in the U.S. She said help is available, but they are not seeking it. Ask your friend if her husband was taking any perscription meds for depression. I know you just started taking them, but please make sure you are watching for side effects Sherri. I'm sure your Doctor explained this to you. Praying that God lift you ladies up, and your friend's children, and all touched by this tradgedy. I'm happy to hear you are finding out you have a good man!

  6. Sherri, Just checking in with you to see how you are doing. I think about you and family and friend daily. I am still praying for strength and comfort for you. God bless my friend.

  7. Checking in on you as well. I know that you're busy right now, but I just wanted to let you know that we're still thinking of you and your friend/friend's family, and keeping everyone in prayer. Sending cyber hugs to all of you.


  8. I'm just catching up on the blogs and read your tragic news. I'm so sorry, my sympathy to you. Nothing in this world is more tragic than suicide, there have been a lot of suicides in my area lately too. No one i know but one of my daughters classmates father committed suicide a couple of weeks ago. I will pray for strength and courage for you and your family!