I was just asked yesterday what one of my friends could do for her uncle who is having a similar surgery to mine. I had a difficult time coming up with things, because I didn’t receive much while I was in the hospital. I thought this was a great post idea, so here are some ideas for good gift ideas for sick friends and relatives.
While I was in the hospital, I got exactly one bouquet of flowers from a friend allllll the way in Alaska. I was so appreciative for that small token that let me know she was thinking of me. Other than that, my husband visited, and one friend who lived nearby. So, this list will mostly be comprised of things I wish I’d gotten :D.
If any of you followed my other blog, you’ll know that suicide has been a factor in my family. It seems like if you have a teenager, it’s probably not much different for you. Cutting and thoughts of suicide are becoming the norm when it comes to the thoughts of teens today.
Suicide in Teens
This post was inspired by a friend of a friend who chose to end her life not long ago. She was 16, and absolutely beautiful (I’m not sharing her picture or her name). Looking at her picture made me wonder what was going through her head, and what made her choose to end her life. Then I thought, this could very well have been my daughter a few times. She’s talked and written about ending her life many times, and she’s only 14. We’ve sat down and had discussions about her cutting, which she’s thankfully put an end to, but she still shares horrible memes about suicide that make me sad and angry. Not quite as often as she did before, but they still make it to her page, and I still yell and threaten to shut down her Facebook and all forms of social media, which stops those kinds of things for a while.