I got a call this morning from the supervisor of my sons preschool, were I was working part time this past year, that one of his teachers took her life on Sunday night. I am shocked and saddened and confused. She was a wonderful teacher and I really enjoyed working with her, she always seemed happy but was a pretty private person. No one at the school has any idea of what she must have been going through. She was married and had a 14 year old son. I can not understand why she did this although I do understand she must have been in terrible pain to feel this was her only option We were a small and close group of teachers and I am feeling her loss immensely.
I haven't told my DS yet as I am waiting for the supervisor to tell the parents at the school. I am dreading telling him as he really liked his teacher and the last picture I have in my head of her is her smiling on Friday afternoon and DS saying good bye to her and to have a good weekend.
This is the first person I have lost to suicide, I myself have dealt with mental health issues most of my life and have been close to suicidal when I was a teenager but the thought of the pain I would cause to others always stopped me from following through. It's just so terrible and sad and I needed to talk to someone about it. Thanks for reading.
Scarlett , DH Boris , DS 1/29/08 Julian DD2 6/7/12 missing our DD 1/06/06 Sonja and MC @ 9 wks 11/18/06 Satchel
I have not great advice but couldn't read without letting you know I totally hear you. I lost my friend shortly after high school to suicide. It is horrible and leaves many questions. It does get better with time but is always a tender subject.
I will pray for strength and peace for everyone involved.
~Katie~ married to J, mom to DD- A 13 yrs ,DS- L 7yrs , and my little nursling DD2- R 5yrs.
I'm so sorry.
I was also going to recommend finding some books or advice on how to help your son deal with this. I'm glad someone had a concrete recommendation as I don't. I wish you and your son the best in getting through this.
Mama since 2010
Multicultural living in Europe
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