A little over 20 years ago I drove to a campsite with the intention of taking my life. God gave me a second chance and I survived the attempt. I learned from that experience that I am a child of God with unique gifts and talents and where much is given, much is expected. To all who are contemplating suicide, this message is for you!
I have heard it said that “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem”. When I attempted suicide, I felt hopeless and felt like nothing in my life would ever change or get better. What I did not understand is that change is part of life. Things are constantly changing. But I could not see that. I could not see into the future and see all the wonderful things that were waiting for me… a new wife, friends, teaching guitar and ukulele, hiking adventures and so much more.