shutterstock_104336624__1376381678_74.134.205.46This is so sad for so many reasons and I think I personally have always assumed that babies signify hope and promise and it’s hard to be really sad or depressed when you witness a baby coming into this world. But this is obviously a naive thought and babies don’t solve everything, especially for someone who is severely depressed or suffering from suicidal thoughts. A man in Houston shot himself in front of his wife an hour after she gave birth on Sunday. According to KHOU.com:

Police said the 32-year-old man, who had recently been distraught, shot himself while in a room with his wife at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital.

No one else was inside the room, but some reported hearing what sounded like arguing shortly before the shots were fired.

The man was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The hospital has a strict “No Gun” policy, but the shooting left some hospital visitors wondering  about security.

How awful for the poor parents of this baby and also the other patients in the hospital, especially those who were on the maternity ward. There is no information about why the father was so distraught and I can’t imagine what would drive someone to suicide, especially in a public place after his spouse just had a baby.I think we all wish something could have been done to prevent this.

I hope the mother is getting the support she needs to heal from this and I can’t help wondering about  the baby, especially when they are old enough to learn about the circumstances of their birth. What a terrible way to come into the world.

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