"People who kill themselves are selfish."
Well, darling, let me tell you a story,
A story all too true.
A daughter who became a wife, a wife who became a mother.
A mother of three girls...
One just above the age of a toddler,
One at the age of twelve,
And one entering the life of a married adult.
Now, the youngest girl was watching television,
And the oldest at the neighbor's home.
The twelve year old daughter sat at a computer with her closest friend,
When something terrifying happened.
Her mother was in the kitchen, coughing.
The daughter, although unable to see her mother, only could imagine the situation.
The mother walked calmly past the daughter with tears rushing down her face,
And up the stairs she went,
Into her bedroom...
Locking the door behind her.
The daughter, hearing the door lock, didn't bother to check on her mother.
She decided to expect and hope for the best.
Five, maybe ten minutes passed, the daughter still sitting at the computer,
When the mother stumbled down the stairs.
The daughter panicked, as any daughter would.
"Mom," she said. "Did you take pills?"
A few seconds passed before a response.
The daughter demanded her friend to dial 911,
And so the friend did, her hands shaking and struggling to press the numbers.
The daughter and the friend quickly explained the situation.
"The ambulance will be there soon."
The daughter rushed to her mother, who was now collapsed on the floor,
And tried to hold her up, tried to keep her awake.
Minutes passed before the ambulance had arrived.
By that time, the youngest daughter had walked into the kitchen,
Only to find her mother on the floor.
"What happened to mommy?" she cried.
The oldest daughter, seeing the lights of the ambulance, ran into the house.
"What happened?" She screamed, her voice shaking.
The paramedics opened the door, and immediately asked...
"What happened to your mother?"
The twelve year old daughter, the one who witnessed it all,
Spoke in a trembling voice,
Explaining the situation.
People began to ask the mother...
... "I didn't want to bother her anymore."