I received this message from a man today. I was in tears and knew I had to ask him if I could share his message anonymously with the world to help others. These types of stories are so, so important for other humans to read. He agreed and is hopeful that it can help anyone else.
I will let you draw your own conclusions on this heartwarming story. I will let you decide for yourself why or how my story literally landed in this man's lap in his final moments. I will let you decide how and why he made the concious choice to keep living. I hope you share this to bring hope and knowledge to others.
Love always, Nik
"I want you to know that the story of your husband saved my life. my wife and I had been together for 20 years when she cheated on me. we have 4 kids together and when I found out I was devastated. I tried to do what other people said and just "suck it up" or "get over it". But I couldn't, it was too much. the grief and loss were just too much. For me there was no other option or solution. My mind was made up. All that was left to do was do it. I was on my way to work one morning when the anxiety hit me. I pulled my truck over to the side of the road just down the street from my job. I took out my gun and my phone. My intention was to post an apology to my loved ones on Facebook. When I opened my phone the first thing I saw on my timeline was a picture of your daughter. I didn't want to read it but I did. It made me think of my own children. It also made me think of how I felt when my father passed away from a drug overdose. I decided that day that I would continue to fight because my children are worth it. I hope that your story touches someone else's life the way it did mine. Keep sharing it. It saved me and I hope it will save someone else as well. Thank you. Every time I look at my children I thank God I didn't go through with it. The journey and struggle is still tough. But I find strength in my love for my children. I don't know what else I can say other than I hope that you continue to inspire others the way you did me."