Fat'r + Slow'r than TMB
I just got home from my brother in laws home. His daughter, our niece was found dead this morning in her room of an apparent suicide. She was only 18 years old. She was a brilliant and beautiful girl with an amazing talent for both music and math. She played 5 - 6different instruments and was in all AP placement classes for college. She had her pick of schools in the fall. Unfortunately, the pressures in high school was apparently too much and she didn't feel like she was normal because she thought or knew she was ghey. My brother and sister in law tried counciling and getting her help to make sure she knew she was "normal" and it was OK if she was ghey, but kids especially teenagers are fricking cruel. Last week there was an "incident" and despite her parents best she thought her only answer was suicide. At some point last night she took and overdose on a medication she had to help regulate her heart rate from a congenital heart problem and went to sleep. Her mother found her this morning and despite fire/rescue's and the ER's best attempts she was already gone. I guess the best emotion I can describe right now is anger. She wrote a note that said she thought she was a burden. How can someone so gifted be a burden. WTF? Give your kids an extra hug tonight and please let them know they can and talk to you about anything and the are NEVER a burden.