Kayla Stoecklein: Suicide Isn’t Always a ‘decision’

On Saturday, Andrew breathed on his own most of the day, but on Saturday night he passed away. Kayla didn’t get to talk to Andrew after the suicide attempt because he was unconscious.

Life After Andrew

After Andrew’s death, Kayla took a whole week by herself to “process” what had happened. Her three boys stayed with her father until she felt she was able to tell them what happened. Her oldest boy just turned six.

As a way of processing the new realities of her life, which she admits she has to remind herself of on a daily basis, Kayla has been writing about her journey on the Stoecklein’s family blog.

She writes, “We are putting a little fence around each day, taking it one day at a time, not looking too far ahead. Each day is a big accomplishment. Each day is one day closer to eternity. Each day is one day closer to peace.”

You can listen to the full interview below.

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Megan Briggs
Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for ChurchLeaders.com. Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation.