The choice to end life. To stop living. To not go on any longer because fighting is too hard, it's exhausting, and giving up would be so much easier.
The plan was made. Actions carried out.
The sand was slipping swiftly through the hourglass of life. Time was literally running out.
Then, suddenly, something awoke within her. She called out for help. And her cry for help was answered.
Natalie made the choice to be brave.
Now, she is telling her truth. I am watching her exude brave.
And I am so very proud of my friend.
Sunday, May 5th is her Live Day anniversary. I am running a 5k to recognize and celebrate her decision to choose life. In honor of Natalie's battle to overcome suicide, I am walking The American Federation for Suicide Prevention's Overnight Walk, June 1st-2nd.
Please visit Natalie's blog, ItWillNeverHappen2Me.com, to read her story of what took place a year ago this weekend.