Update: I wrote this five years ago and post it each and every year on the anniversary of his death. For years, I've done this for me. This year, I post it for you. I want you to know the signs. I want you to be aware of what people may be going through. I want you to avoid feeling how I do when I read it myself. Please take the time to care for one another.
May 13th, 2008. It was just another day. It was beautiful outside. Nice and sunny. I got up and took the kids to the park. It was a normal day. We headed over to McDonald’s to celebrate the sun for lunch. As I sat there I thought about the conversation that I had with my friend the day before. He was pretty shook up over a recent breakup and had been calling a lot for advice from me.