My father is blind, he’s been that way my entire life and the reason was never kept from me. I’ve always known my father’s greatest mistake and have grown up with the result of that mistake. When he was in his late teens, he put a gun to the temple area of his head and pulled the trigger. I always find myself asking why he would ever do such a thing but no one really has an answer. Was it depression? Was it drugs? Stress? “ItÂ could have beenÂ all of that” someone once responded. His mother had died not too long before he tried taking his own life and that also was a factor. After hours on top of hours of surgery and years of recovering he is stillÂ here. He leads a normal life, he ended up marrying and having 2 children, divorcing later on…like i said, he’s lead a pretty normal life aside from the bullet that is still lodged inside his brain. I’m not upset or disturbed over the fact that he tried to kill himself because it truly does bring to light that old saying “everything happens for a reason” and if he would have suceeded he would have not had 2 children and 3 grandchildren that he lives to love. There will always be something to live for, even if it hasn’t found you yet.