Friday, April 24, 2009

Please Pray. . .

I really thought that because we homeschool our kids that we wouldn't have to deal with some of the "stuff" that other families have to deal with. Especially in high school. . . there is just so much "stuff" that our kids have to deal with and endure. We have been blessed to avoid the drugs and alcohol and sex issues. We are very grateful for that. I guess I just didn't realize that we would have to deal with the suicide issue.

We got the news today that one of Sami's homeschool buddies committed suicide. They have been friends for several years. She was just I.M ing and texting him a few days ago. They reminisced about the first time they met and how sassy Sami was when he asked if he could sit by her. She said that seat was saved for her imaginary friend (she is sassy). They were fast friends.

Now he's gone. He is just gone. I really don't understand!

Sami is sad. It hasn't really hit her yet. It doesn't seem real. I can only imagine the horrific pain his parents are feeling right now. The tears just keep coming when I think about his family. My heart breaks for them.

Please pray for this boy's family and please pray for Sami. I know she will miss him and the homeschool connection that they shared.

We live in a crazy, mixed up world. We can't protect our kids from it all. We have to trust the Lord to keep them in his care. We just need to love on them every chance we get. Now, I think we have to let them know that they matter and that we care, even if they aren't our own kids. If we wait. . . it could be too late.

3 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness Stacey!! I am so sorry for Sami and the boy's family and your family. The suicide rate among teenagers seems to outrageous, so why doesn't someone take that mission on to bring about awareness. Maybe if they knew the signs to look for. It doesn't matter. What has happened, has happened, and now your daughter is grieving.

Most Gracious Heavenly Father- Just wrap your arms around these families and just give them comfort. Help them to have the courage to face the next few days, and the strength to be able to endure what is ahead. Watch over Sami, and I ask you to just carry her during this time. In Jesus' Name. amen.

I will be praying for y'all during all of these. I am just so sorry that she has to go through that, being so young. Just be the awesome woman that you are and be there for her. Her emotions will be up and down, but at least she will know she can come to you. Love you girl- Danielle

Audrey said...

Stacey, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. As Danielle said Sami will be struggling for some time with this. Just continue to love on her and be there for her. You are so right that we need to love on our kids whenever and as often as we can. My heart is full of gried and love for you, Sami and the boys family.

Dear Lord, Hold this family in the palm of your hand, give them you strength and peace at this crucial time. Let them and all those around them feel your love and strenght. Also Lord let them know that you grace, mercy and peace are there for them to turn to. Give Sami peace in her heart and let her know that your love is surrounding her. Lord bless Stacey as she tries to understand what to say and do to ease Sami's pain and gief. Thank you Lord for Your goodness and faithfulness. Lord we don't always understand, but You do and all things work together for those who love and worship You. In Jesus prescious name. Amen

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a tragic loss for Sami and for this boys family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!