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My son Michael
6-8-02 | OxfordMovement

Posted on 06/08/2002 11:06:51 AM PDT by OxfordMovement

My three year old son Michael died this morning at 3 a.m. He had been experiencing high fevers for over a month and has been in the hospital again for the last few days. The doctors were unable to determine the cause of his illness and had contacted many others to review the many tests they had run on him.

Though he received very good medical care, his little heart just stopped beating and wouldn't start again. I know he is in the arms of Jesus, but I just don't understand why this has happened.

Please pray for me, my wife, and my other children. I don't know what we are going to do. We are all so upset. The doctor at the hospital gave my wife an injection of a sedative to calm her down. I'm feeling really desperate. God gave us such a beautiful boy, and now He has taken him away from us. I don't understand. Please pray for us.


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1 posted on 06/08/2002 11:06:51 AM PDT by OxfordMovement
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To: OxfordMovement
Dearest Oxford, I am so sorry to hear this. I weep with you and will pray for you and your family. Please check your freepermail. I'll continue my post there. God bless you, keep you, and hold you in the palm of his hand as He surely is holding Michael safe and secure in his loving arms.
2 posted on 06/08/2002 11:10:24 AM PDT by Siobhan
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To: OxfordMovement
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. There are no words to console at such a time. Many prayers will go up today for you and your wife. May God give you the strength to get through these awful days.
3 posted on 06/08/2002 11:10:34 AM PDT by Palladin
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To: american colleen; Salvation; JMJ333; Antoninus; sandyeggo; frogandtoad; saradippity; maryz...
URGENT PRAYERS FOR OXFORD AND HIS FAMILY!
4 posted on 06/08/2002 11:11:36 AM PDT by Siobhan
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To: OxfordMovement
I'm so sorry. Prayers for you & your family.
5 posted on 06/08/2002 11:11:47 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: OxfordMovement
OH, Oxford, may heart is breaking for you and your family.

May God wrap his arms of protection and love around your family at this time of trauma in your lives. Remember He picks you up and carries you through these times, and sometimes we are not even aware of it.

I recently went to a funeral of a young lady, engaged and on an Engaged Encounter weekend with her fiancee, who died during the weekend. Has your doctor checked out myocarditis -- I know I don't have the spelling or even the word right here, but it was a virus that attacks the heart and is very rare.
Salvation

6 posted on 06/08/2002 11:33:48 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: OxfordMovement
Click on my name to see my story.

I was unable to understand the "Why" of my husband's death at first, too.

Some books that were helpful to me were:
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Kirschner
On Death and Dying by Elsabeth Kubler-Ross
Without Thorns, It's Not a Rose by Father Jack Scott.

I don't know if the last book is still in print or not, but it is the one that actually pointed out a situation in Science that helped me to understand the "Why".

Also on my homepage is a reference to a grief-recovery weekend called Beginning Experience.

Give yourselves the time and space to grieve.......................it is so important.

And above all, prayer was the one thing that helped the most. Sometimes I would find myself praying every 5 minutes!

May the Lord, indeed, walk with you and your family during this difficult time in your life.

7 posted on 06/08/2002 11:41:34 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: OxfordMovement
I don't know what to write to you. I cannot imagine a greater burden for you and your family to bear.

My children and I will (and have been since last night) remembering and devoting our prayers to you and your family.

Your innocent, beautiful Michael is in the arms of Jesus and Mary. God Bless you all and give you the strength to carry on.

8 posted on 06/08/2002 11:48:20 AM PDT by american colleen
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To: OxfordMovement
I'm so sorry. I don't know what to say. I will keep sending prayers your way. God will somehow get all of you through this.

....For in Fire gold is tested....... (Sirach, Chapter 2)

9 posted on 06/08/2002 11:54:46 AM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Catholic_list; father elijah; nickcarraway; SMEDLEYBUTLER; history_matters; Siobhan...
Requiem ping for a little angel.
10 posted on 06/08/2002 11:55:50 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: OxfordMovement
I am so sorry for your loss...and I am praying for you and your wife.

Thank God we know where your son is now in the arms of Jesus.

God's comfort will come to you.

11 posted on 06/08/2002 11:56:08 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: OxfordMovement
God bless you all. My prayers are with you.
12 posted on 06/08/2002 11:59:31 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: RnMomof7
Could you please ping your list for prayers here?
Thanks so much.
13 posted on 06/08/2002 11:59:39 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: OxfordMovement
May the Lord Bless and Keep you and make His Face shine upon you and bring you Peace.....
14 posted on 06/08/2002 12:02:40 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty
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To: OxfordMovement
O Lord who watches over children in the present life and in the world to come because of their simplicity and innocence of mind, abundantly satisfying them with a place in Abraham's bosom, bringing them to live in radiantly shining places where the spirits of the righteous dwell: receive in peace the soul of Your little servant Michael, for You Yourself have said, "Let the little children come to Me, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Amen.

From: Transfiguration Orthodox Prayer Book

15 posted on 06/08/2002 12:03:07 PM PDT by american colleen
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To: OxfordMovement
I am so sorry that this has happened to your family.
16 posted on 06/08/2002 12:03:58 PM PDT by LibKill
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To: OxfordMovement
Prayers lifted for your family.
17 posted on 06/08/2002 12:05:23 PM PDT by MozartLover
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To: OneidaM; JRandomFreeper; kayak; Holding Our Breath; DJ88; Bitwhacker; Miss Marple...
Prayer ping.
18 posted on 06/08/2002 12:07:30 PM PDT by MozartLover
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To: Wordsmith; al_c; angelo; ksen; nate4one
You guys know Oxford Movement, and we all have children the same age as little Michael.
19 posted on 06/08/2002 12:08:00 PM PDT by american colleen
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Thank you for the Ping Salvation

OxfordMovement .. My heart is heavy for your lose and I can't find the right words to express as I sit here with tears in my eyes

{{{{{HUGS}}}} to you and your family

I will be saying lots of prayers for you all

20 posted on 06/08/2002 12:08:24 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: OxfordMovement
Words are so worthless at a time like this... I am pulling for you and your wife, your children and your family.
22 posted on 06/08/2002 12:08:47 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: OxfordMovement
You will be in our prayers. We have a son that just turned three as well, and I can only imagine how hard this is. My heart goes out to you.

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23 posted on 06/08/2002 12:09:08 PM PDT by patent
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Dear Oxford, I pray with all my heart that God's love will sustain you and your family through this terrible, terrible time. Just knowing your beloved boy is with Jesus doesn't lessen the pain of the loss to you.
24 posted on 06/08/2002 12:09:36 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: OxfordMovement
You don't know me, buy my daughter passed away in 1992, so I felt a need to say something. My Amber's death almost destroyed my wife and I and our marraige. I was filled with hate towards my Lord Jesus Christ and the world in general for many years afterward. I cursed the name of Jesus unmercifully.

Please try not to react like I did. Lean on the Lord, your family and your congregation. My prayers are with you and your family.

27 posted on 06/08/2002 12:15:42 PM PDT by bat-boy
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To: OxfordMovement
I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
28 posted on 06/08/2002 12:16:16 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: OxfordMovement
God Bless you and your little guy Michael!
29 posted on 06/08/2002 12:16:41 PM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: OxfordMovement
May you be comforted in your tragic loss. Losing a young child is so very sad. It makes no sense at all. May your family be granted the strength to deal with it.
30 posted on 06/08/2002 12:17:02 PM PDT by Aliska
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How tragic! May God grant you peace, strength, and comfort and may you and your family feel His arms of love enfolding you!
31 posted on 06/08/2002 12:17:19 PM PDT by kayak
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To: OxfordMovement
I share your sorrow and you are in my prayers. I also have a son Michael.

Peace be with you

33 posted on 06/08/2002 12:23:54 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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I am certain you are surrounded by caring friends in this awful time of emotional need. You are also surrounded by the same, here at FR. God bless you and yours.
34 posted on 06/08/2002 12:25:18 PM PDT by umgud
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You and your family have been added to my prayer list.

Please continue to look to Him for comfort, peace and answers. He is willing, He is able.

35 posted on 06/08/2002 12:27:26 PM PDT by whoever
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I wish that I had some answers for you, but I do not. I do know that Our Lord Jesus Christ has all of the answers and will give them to you in time. Take time to Grieve. It is so important. Do all that you can for all of your family as they will be so important for you and each other. My prayers are for God to keep his arms around all of you and keep you safe in his love.
36 posted on 06/08/2002 12:29:58 PM PDT by Bizzy Bugz
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To: OxfordMovement
Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt symptahy. My prayers will be with you and your family. God bless.
37 posted on 06/08/2002 12:41:48 PM PDT by rintense
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To: OxfordMovement
May God bless and your family sir. Reading your humbling post awakened something in me, I'm going to go be nice to some people now.
38 posted on 06/08/2002 12:42:48 PM PDT by AAABEST
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PING for prayers.
39 posted on 06/08/2002 12:43:08 PM PDT by rintense
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I can't imagine anything more painful than losing one's child. You and your family have my prayers.

Sr. Mary Jude told my mother when she lost her infant son that one day she would meet him again in the flower of his manhood on the meadows of Heaven. That is little consolation right now, I know.

I'm so sorry.

40 posted on 06/08/2002 12:43:20 PM PDT by Askel5
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OxfordMovement, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that God will comfort you, grant you strength to get through the coming days and bring you peace one day. Rest assured you will be in my prayers.
41 posted on 06/08/2002 12:44:04 PM PDT by Darlin'
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To: OxfordMovement
Years ago, I lost an infant, too; someday, when we see God face to face, we'll understand all of these things. But that doesn't make it any easier now. Prayers for you and your family.
42 posted on 06/08/2002 12:45:11 PM PDT by livius
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May the mercy and grace of Jesus strengthen you in this terrible time; and may the peace of God which passes all understanding keep you and hold you now and forever.
43 posted on 06/08/2002 12:45:38 PM PDT by Carolina
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Please accept my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you and your family.
44 posted on 06/08/2002 12:46:19 PM PDT by Economist_MA
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To: OxfordMovement;Snow Bunny; Billie; FallGuy; JohnHuang2; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul...
Sad Ping: FReeper OxfordMovement 3 year old son Michael passed away this morning. Prayers needed.

OxfordMovement: May God Welcome Michael Home and comfort his family and friends.
Words cannot express my sorrow for you.
45 posted on 06/08/2002 12:46:53 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: OxfordMovement
I am praying for you and your family. Words fail to express the sorrow in my heart. God bless you all and give you strength and peace.
46 posted on 06/08/2002 12:46:54 PM PDT by Domestic Church
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To: OxfordMovement
May the same God who received your son into his arms, comfort and keep you and your family well, and grant you His peace in your time of sorrow. Amen
47 posted on 06/08/2002 12:47:02 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: OxfordMovement
I cannot imagine your pain. I have no words to comfort you, but I do know the Lord is always there. He understands that you're bewildered and confused and that you are in great pain. He will sustain you when you think you can't bear another moment. One day you will look back and see the how hand of God sustained you during this trial.

You and your family will be in my prayers. May God bless and comfort you.

48 posted on 06/08/2002 12:48:27 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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Need your prayers.
49 posted on 06/08/2002 12:48:33 PM PDT by Carolina
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I am praying for you and your family.
50 posted on 06/08/2002 12:48:52 PM PDT by Lauratealeaf
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