Last Words Are Significant

This has nothing to do with you. Don’t feel guilty. Ask your dad. Suicide note left by Kate Spade for her 13-year-old daughter

My heart goes out to Frances Beatrix Spade, Kate Spade’s young daughter. Obviously, one of the most troubling ways to lose a mother is through suicide. I’m glad her mother left her a note…I only wish it would have included thoughts of love (perhaps it did and we just don’t know about it from the news reporting).

In my book I have a section on the significance of “last words” as they can change a daughter’s life…my mother’s last words certainly made a difference in mine.

If you are a daughter whose mother died from suicide, I know Kate Spade’s suicide might bring up old, sad, and troubling remembrances. I pray you can acknowledge these feelings and move on. If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call a friend, a relative or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255.

Affirmation: I am strong.

Coaching questions: If your mother is gone, what were her last words? What significance do they have for you? Why?

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