A friend told me about this story today, but did not know all the details. I Googled, and as I started reading my heart just broke. Apparently this guys financial situation was so bad that he and his wife made a suicide pact and said “… why leave our children in someone’s else’s hands. . . .”

The couple had 5 children including 2 sets of twins. 5 year old twin girls, and 2 year old twins boys. Just like me. This hit WAY too close to home.

I say again and again to everyone out there no matter how bad things are, if you want to kill yourself, KILL YOURSELF. LEAVE THE CHILDREN OUT OF IT. DO NOT KILL THE CHILDREN!!!

Read the full, heartbreaking story here in the LA Times.