Still Here

I wish you could understand
how grateful I am
that you’re still here.

I know you thought about leaving– 
ending it all and escaping the pain
but you didn’t.
You were so brave and you fought on.
I thank God constantly
that you’re still here.

You are still here
to laugh with me,
teach me,
and help me fight my own battles.
Everything about my life
is better
because you are still here.

If the day ever comes again,
when things overwhelm
and it all seems too much,
life has gone to hell– 
please remember,
I need you 
to continue to fight through the fear
and always be
still here.

If you find yourself having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to a trusted friend or health care professional. I want you to still be here too.

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