‘You cry until then you can’t cry, and then you cry some more,’ Marie Osmond writes about losing her son in her new book The Key Is Love.
‘Some people don’t talk about these things, but we do,’ said Marie in an excerpt published in People magazine’s latest issue. ‘I think it’s important. I’m healing every day.’
The mother-of-seven describes the moment she found out her 18-year-old son had died as the ‘worst thing.’
Then came the knock on the door, informing Marie that her son had committed suicide. ‘I thought someone had run a knife into my heart,’ writes the singer.
In retrospect, Marie says she realizes her son was hiding how depressed he truly was.
‘My one consolation is that I never end a conversation with my children without saying “I love,”‘ she says. ‘It was the last thing I said to my son.’
Marie says, ‘not a day goes by that Michael isn’t my first thought in the morning and my last before I fall asleep.’