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What a day of one massive low and a few really nice highs, feel drained and all over the shop

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Thomcat Wed 24-Sep-08 19:39:50

It's my DD3's 1st birthday today.

Then almost to the hour that she was born she walked halfway across the room, 4 times!

But....

Yesterday afternoon my and DP's good friend took his life. Got the call first thing this morning.
He jumped in front of a train.
We're all devestated.
He only got married in April this year.
Just found out he was going to be a daddy.

The boys all saw him at his best mates stag on Saturday.
We were all going to the wedding / weekend away this Saturday.

He suffered from depression.

Now he's dead.

His poor family. His poor widow. Poor everyone involved.

Can't believe it's happened.

Surreal.

Drained.

sad

expatinscotland Wed 24-Sep-08 19:42:44

oh, TC! i'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

constancereader Wed 24-Sep-08 19:42:59

Gosh how awful. So sorry to hear this.

robinpud Wed 24-Sep-08 19:44:01

How devastating for your friend and his family. How tragic that such a serious illness was untreated.

How wonderful that you are healthy and happy with your babies, treasure the moments.

psychomum5 Wed 24-Sep-08 19:46:09

oh no.

my sympathies.

but, wow at DD3 being 1 alreadyshock

happy birthday for DD3

Thomcat Wed 24-Sep-08 19:48:08

He was getting help. Or supposed to have been. He was taking himself off to the Priory.

He just couldn't take the severe highs and crashing lows anymore sad

How as his wife do you get over something like his?

He was 38.

So tragic.

Thomcat Wed 24-Sep-08 19:48:51

Thank you smile

sad

Aimsmum Wed 24-Sep-08 20:17:11

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squeaver Wed 24-Sep-08 20:21:50

That's terrible news. How sad. Are they postponing the wedding?

Thomcat Wed 24-Sep-08 20:25:00

There was talk of postponing wedding but the bride and groom live in Dubai, people have flown over from all over the world, family here from Australia etc etc

squeaver Wed 24-Sep-08 20:29:59

Oh dear sad

beansontoast Wed 24-Sep-08 20:31:58

my heart goes out to you thomcat....what terribly sad sad news sad

you know i only came on here tonight to find you and say happy birthday to dd3...a walker at one..atta girl.

its nearly hot choc season again...ill send you my new number

tragic sad

Dior Wed 24-Sep-08 20:32:28

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Thomcat Wed 24-Sep-08 20:59:33

Thanks everyone.

Beans - would LOVE to see you again so yes please send me your number.

Jajas Wed 24-Sep-08 21:03:45

That's awful, so very sad for you and all of his family and friends sad.

streakybacon Thu 25-Sep-08 06:45:28

How very sad for all concerned sad

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