Friday, April 10, 2009

Please Say A Little Prayer Tonight...

for the family of a little boy in Ryan's class (11 or 12 years old) who hung himself Wednesday night. He was punished by him mom and they think he meant to scare her and things went wrong. They think it was an accident. But either way it is a tragedy. I'm sitting here trying to decide how to explain this to Ryan. Molly (not thinking) asked him if he knew the boy. Ryan said "Yeah, he's in my class. He's really nice." and Molly told him!!! So now Mark and I are preparing a talk with him because he just doesn't understand what is happening. Sorry for the bad news, but it's so upsetting and I want as many prayers to go out to that poor family as possible. Thanks friends.

4 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh - Mary. How sad. How young. Sal when he was 17 had a classmate who shot himself - after disappointing his parents. It's very rough on the students - so much emotion, so many questions. We will most certainly pray for his family and friends. A big hug for Ryan.

Jane said...

How on earth do you comfort parents who have to come to terms with this?
My heart goes out to them, and of course, the little lad who took his own life.
Explaining this to Ryan... it's such a lot to take in for a lad so young, it's so complext, where to begin?
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jackie said...

Oh dear me, how tragic. How must his poor mother feel? Lots of love to you all.

misschris said...

Oh dear, this is so very sad. Hugs and prayers for all of you... xoxo