Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sad News Yesterday

I am still reeling from the e-mail I received yesterday. I reconnected with a grade school friend through Classmates.com a few years ago. She moved to Indiana during High School and I had lost touch with her until I saw her name on classmates. We started e-mailing and catching up on the last 30 plus years. She had been married for 20 years and had no children, they had a vacation home in Florida that they rented out when not in use by them. She had struggled with her weight(who hasn't) and also with depression. She wanted to attend the 30 year class reunion in 06, but just couldn't swing it. We even talked on the phone a couple times trying to figure out a way to meet somewhere and catch up on old times. I knew her father had passed away last year and her precious 14 year old dog. I continued to send her pictures and forward e-mails even though I hadn't heard back from her in a few months.
Yesterday I received a reply from something I had forwarded to her over the weekend, only it was her husband with the difficult task of telling me that on Sunday he came home to find that Julia had taken her own life.........
Whatever demons haunted her became to much for her to manage.
I will always remember her beautiful youthful smile, as I never saw a picture of her as an adult.

4 comments:

sbbrame said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Death is always hard, but especially when it is a choice by somebody to take their own life.

Janie said...

Oh Laura, how horrible. I had a friend that also had demons that plagued her, I think of her every July 4th because that was her birthday. It's just hard to imagine someone not wanting to be alive, isn't it.

Audrey said...

Oh Laura, how heartbreaking. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Oh her poor family, I am so sorry. That is so terribly sad

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