Brave: Five Minute Friday {5}

3 May



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.

Five Minute Friday



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,, to read her story of what took place a year ago this weekend.


6 Responses to “Brave: Five Minute Friday {5}”

  1. Barbie May 4, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Gives me chills! I am so thankful your friend is living and sharing her story!

  2. Sarah May 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Good for you for supporting your friend in this way!

  3. Mari Mayborn May 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m grateful she’s alive and the people who care about her get to celebrate her and live together through the healing time. She is brave—the hard stuff can really wear on you, especially when the answers are slow in coming and the days are long.

  4. tcohoerry May 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    How heartwrenching. And yes, painfully brave.

  5. shortybear May 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    God bless you, and your brave friend.

  6. Mrs. Claus (aka Sandi Burns) May 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    Your friend does sound very brave. Thank you for sharing!

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