Through the years I've been so grateful to have lived a full life! I can't believe I am going to be 37 this year! I feel so young inside. But I would give anything to have my young body back, so I can do it all over again with my new way of seeing the world. I got an email tonight from someone very important to me saying they do not want to live anymore. I think we wouldn't be human if we never had those thoughts at certain times of our lives. This person is at a very vulnerable age when life can seem confusing. They are just getting out of high school and very much confused about what they want to do with their life. It makes me so sad that so many youth have no idea what they really want to do with their lives after 12 or more years of school. I went through that as well. I think just living and being with my boys is the happiest I have ever been. I'm so grateful I am going against the norm of our culture and raising my boys with a sense of adventure. I want them to see the world with the vision I have of the world now. And I don't ever want them to feel like giving up. Life is so worth living!!
My sister Heidi, Mom, me and neighbor dog, Panda. We were at a neighbor's house in Houston, TX around 1982.
This is me in the summer of 1990.
Sister Heidi and Heather (me) at school in fall of 1991. This was the year I graduated.
So what do you tell someone who doesn't want to live? That is a tough place to be. I'll let you know how it goes.
Much love and peace to all!