Good Evening, World!!! today’s assignment for Finding Everyday Inspiration is to feature a guest. I have two very special guest I’ve interviewed. They are my partner, Junior, and the person who is a motherly figure to me, Mama Bear.
Do you remember the first time we “met?”
Junior: Yes, I remember our first interaction. Although, I’m pretty sure you don’t remember it.
Mama Bear: How in the hell can I forget our first interaction. I’m with Junior on this regarding you most likely don’t remember.
What was our first interaction?
Junior: Our first interaction was when I was apart of the crew that got called out to your place. You had attempted to take your own life. We (the crew) really didn’t think you were going to make it as you were so close to death.
Mama Bear: I might as well as say refer to Junior’s answer as I was apart of the same crew Junior was on. You did surprise the hell of us a few weeks later when we saw you walking around the neighborhood.
When you say “crew” what do you mean?
Junior: When I say crew I mean the crew that I work with. I am a firefighter.
Mama Bear: Refer to Junior’s answer as we are both firefighter. In fact we are still on the same shift at the same station. Most of the crew has changed.
How long have we “known” each other if you count our first in encounter?
Junior: Seventeen very interesting years.
Mama Bear: Again, refer to Junior’s answer.
Out of the last 17 years what have you learned from me?
Junior: I’ve learned that recovery is possible when dealing with a mental health condition. I learned a great deal of patients.
Mama Bear: To not be so judgmental especially toward individuals in a mental health crisis. More empathy and compassion.
Is there anything else you would like to say that I didn’t ask?
Junior: I love you with all my heart and am so grateful that you weren’t successful with your attempting to take your own life. I will always be here for you.
Mama Bear: Hmmm….Boy, you’re sure trusting with this question. I love you like you are my own daughter (even though I’m not officially old enough to my you mom). I, too am grateful that you weren’t successful with your (many) attempts with dying by suicide. This world would not be the same without you.
I interviewed Junior and Mama Bear as I hope that starting in the next couple of weeks to have them start posting on the monthly basis. I’m hoping for this so you all can get a different perspective on mental health conditions. Thank you to both Junior and Mama Bear for answering my questions.
I hope that everyone has a great evening. Peace Out, World!!!