Kaitlyn’s Valedictorian Speech (short clip) 2008

Only 4 minutes. I need not write of the contrast of what she wrote in this speech to what ultimately happened to her. It still defies belief. She was full of dreams and great plans for the future which she was successfully in the middle of when she took her life. This was Kaitlyn. This is how she always was. This is how she lived her life. This is the girl I knew the last day I saw her. Now tell me if life makes one bit of sense. Go ahead….just tell me that it makes sense.

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My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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4 Responses to Kaitlyn’s Valedictorian Speech (short clip) 2008

  1. Anony121319 says:

    What I have come to notice about those who take their own life is that they are never the ones who you would expect to do such a thing. They are the people who are full of life, laugh often and seem to be able to handle everything that comes their way (the good and the bad). Yet, in the end, they take their life and give no warning to anyone. Yes, there are sometimes that I look back and say, “That must have been a sign of what was to come”, but when you are living in that moment, your mind doesn’t dare go there. Oh, if only we could read minds, if only…

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  2. gatito2 says:

    You are so right in everything you just wrote. Thank you.


  3. Rhonda, this is a beautiful speech by a beautiful young lady. You’re right–it doesn’t make any sense. Depression rarely makes sense, and it lies to the sufferer. It’s sad that most people hide their depression and therefore make it impossible for loved ones to help them.

    Blessings of peace ~ Wendy ❀


  4. gatito2 says:

    Thank you. She was beautiful in every way. Depression does lie to the sufferer. It’s a horrible, horrible thing.


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