reply to post by shauny
OMG your daughter is so beautiful !!! God bless her.
I'm a little late for this thread, I hope that you are feeling better since you posted it.
Don't let yourself give in to those feelings, she needs you so much, so do your other children, I grew up without a father, it's really hard on a
kid. Please don't do that to your kids, or your wife. Don't do it to yourself, you will miss out on so much.
My cousin committed suicide, it was one of the worst things I have ever experienced. I can't tell you how much it hurts the ones that love you.
I've struggled with depression on and off for a long time. It's hard, but you can work through it.
I've found that exercise does help to fight off depression, you may not believe it, but it does. It releases endorphines which elevate your mood.
Taking walks also helps me, and sitting out back just watching the breeze rustle the trees, or sitting at the lake listening & watching the water.
Listen to some upbeat music that you like, it helps. Take time for yourself, eveyone needs some me time, force yourself to start making time for only
you. Even if it's only 30 minutes a day, it helps.
I'm not advocating that you don't seek medical help, but that you do whatever you can do on your own to help yourself also. St John's Wort is
helpful in fighting depression, it's an herb, but you must take it according to the directions. However don't take it if the doctors have you on
medication, unless you get their approval first. And if you do try it and the doctors decide to give you any meds, you have to tell them that you are
Make that beautiful little girl laugh every day, her laughter will help you through anything. When I had my sons it made me so much stronger, I knew
they needed me. I wouldn't have missed them growing up for anything. There was nothing better than when they would come up to me giving me kisses and
hugs telling me that they loved me. They have both grown into fine men, and let me tell you it was great to see my youngest get married two years ago.
And now I have two grandchildren from my oldest son, and they bring me much happiness. I love them both to death. I never had a daughter, but I now
have the joy of a granddaughter, and she brings me much joy, she is a beautiful, loving little girl. Believe me you do not want to miss out on any of
And your beautiful little girl needs her daddy to walk her down the aisle some day, and pay for the wedding
I like to think we are one big family here at ATS, sure we have our little squables, but we all have something in common and seem to pull together
when need be. Sometimes, I'm on here all day, and sometimes I'm off for days on end. You feel free to U2U me anytime you want, if you need to talk.
I hope things start looking brighter for you, and I will be including you in my prayers.