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I too am about your age and understand what you are saying. It's really tough to be losing things we used to take for granted especially our mental and physical capabilities. And money woes are a killer too I also needed to borrow from credit card companies to pay pressing bills and racked up nearly $100,000 before I realized it was a sinister trap.
I don't know what to say to you other than you are not alone and there are others your age and older who are coping the best we can (maybe we should form a club? ). But please don't seriously contemplate suicide. Most of us will occasionally look at the possibility but that doesn't mean we should act on it. Your daughter needs you here in this world with her and you need to stay strong - and work on strengthening yourself and working on financial fixes even if bankruptcy. And pray to the Almighty for healing and good fortune. The most important thing is you take care of yourself and are physically here to love your daughter and be present as a dad for her. She needs you infinitely more than any amount of cold cash believe me! . It is out of her hands - but you are in control of this. Take care brother and peace be with you.
under normal circumstances I would agree with you but I have five children, four of whom do not even call or send a card at Christmas, Father's day or my birthday. The handicapped child (34) who lives at home probably says less than a 100 words to me a week and my wife maybe even less. It has been more than ten years since my wife has cuddled with me or offered words of comfort. She did not even come to my father's funeral. I had room mates at Auburn who were closer than we have come. I don't see anyone as missing me, only the embarrassment of having someone in the family commit suicide. It's a sad statement but a pretty accurate picture of my miserable life. When you add the pain and the inability to even walk to the mailbox, is my life really better off?
And to all those who encourage me to seek Christ, I have known Jesus as my Lord and Savor since 1975 and I have prayed and prayed over this situation, but to this point, all I have received is silence.
Scot by blood, Southerner by Birth, Auburn Tiger by choice - War Eagle!
My prayers are with you and I'm so sorry for all your troubles. There are times when the heart is right and the brain, for all it's logic and rationalism, is wrong. Suicide is never the right path, and there are pastors and professionals who are probably a better avenue than a message board (even though there are obviously many amazing folks here).
Hang in there and War Eagle. No matter how dark the sky looks this can't be the final chapter in the story God is writing of your life.
Alabama delenda est.
VH-I am sure you do not feel that your prayers have been answered. However, in the last 24 hours they have been answered in a big way. You reached out for help and God's grace has reached out to you through the many warm and caring friends you have made on this site. Your situation has touched each and everyone one of us. An
amazing thing happened when you posted
your thread early yesterday. The first
response was from someone who
immediately took your post seriously. Each
and every post after that showed their true
concern for you and your well being. I
sense from your latest post that you feel
unloved and not wanted. God loves you
and his love shone brightly upon you
yesterday. I would say one thing about your
family don't wait a second to reach out to
your children to tell them how much you
love them. Don't wait for them to send you a
card or call. Call them, tell them how
important they are to you. Maybe things
have happened to cause this situation, but it
can be repaired. There is no greater
strength of character than the ability to
forgive. Tell your wife how much you love her and how important she is to you. There were many angels working with you yesterday. May God continue to bless and strengthen you.
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