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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bad News Travels

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
- Matthew 5:4

Tyler had a massive stroke last night and is in a persistent vegetative state. His parents are discussing how to release him to God.

May God have mercy on his soul and grant strength and courage to them us all...

13 comments:

FiberRachel said...

Oh boy Susan, I am so sorry to here this. I will be thinking of his sad parents have to make those tough decisions. How hard can it be to vote when weighed against decisions like that!!

trose said...

Susan... I am so sorry to hear about this turn of events. My heart and prayers go to you and all his family.

Rebecca in TN said...

So hard..so hard...words escape me.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Letting your child go home before you has got to be one of the most difficult challenges for a parent. I wish for them wisdom and strength to see them through this awful time.

Lady Wentworth said...

Oh Susan I am so sorry to hear about Tyler's stroke. My heart goes out to them and my prayers are with Tyler, his parents, and all of his friends and family.

teabird said...

Oh, Susan, this is awful - I'm thinking of you all.

Wye Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tyler. Wishing everyone the courage and strength to deal with the situation.
Sending love from across the pond xx

GailR said...

I send prayers for peace of mind and spirit and strength to cope with all of this.

It is a very very difficult decision - intellectually you know what needs to be done - but emotionally you are not ready to let go of the child you love.

Sharon said...

I will keep Tyler and his family in my thoughts. I am so sorry.

Elysbeth said...

Sending love and hugs.

Pat K said...

Offering a prayer for guidance in such a difficult situation.

Lisa said...

Ah...there is truly nothing more painful. Your friend will need great understanding from you over the coming year. Just listening and allowing the tears are so important. I owe someone a big thank you for doing the same for me.
Knitting brings comfort.

hag too said...

I write this with tears in my heart. My prayers for peace and comfort are with you all.
blessings, Patricia