Skip to comments.My son Michael
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.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14:But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For your present suffering and sorrow, tender memories being cut with such unfathomable pain, I commit you in prayer to His tender mercies and grace, and pray that the cry to understand His ways in this circumstance will be met by His grace.
I offer my heartfelt prayers for you and your family, God Bless You!
May God be with you all during this time of sorrow. May HE give you peace and comfort.
May you come to realize that HIS will is devine, and He has a purpose for everything.
God Bless you and yours.
Love in HIM.
May Christ envelop you beautiful son In His Sweet Embrace and protect his Soul forever and a day.
In my faith he is in Heaven and waiting for you there. He was a rightous spirit that did not need the travails of life that most of us need to humble us and get us to return to God ... he just needed a brief exposure to earth life so he could be prepared to carry on in the eternities with God the Father and Jesus and whatever taksks they have for him there.
You and your dear wife and children will see him again, and rejoice with him there. It does not releave the pain entirely ... but it does convey hope and peace.
May God be with you and yours.
May I offer you one word of advice? Your wife will want to talk, and talk, and talk about her sorrow. You will probably feel that you must be the strong, silent one so that you can help your family get through this. GO TO A GRIEF COUNSELOR. Your wife thinks you're silent because you don't understand a mother's grief. You wish she would stop talking about it because it threatens your ability to remain strong. At a grief counselor, you will both learn how the other feels, and how to deal with it. With understanding and prayer, you will be closer than ever before.
I am praying for you and your family.
It hurts me so much to read of the loss of your little boy. I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child. I lost a brother a couple of years ago and it was horrible. I shall keep you and your family in my prayers. I have no answers only support and condolescenses. May God bless you and your family.
My prayers are with you and your family.
I can tell you that I also lost a child...I lost my older boy, many years ago, after a valiant struggle with a very deadly form of leukemia
My son was also named Michael....I would like to think, that my Michael, is welcoming your Michael, home to heaven(I suppose that is a wish for my own comfort, but I would hope it may be true)..
I do not know exactly what to tell you...You said you feel so desperate, at this time, and yes, there is for sure a feeling of desperation when a parent loses a child...for this is not the way we envision life...
All I can really say to you, will probably not really be of comfort...but what I will say, is that allow yourself to feel the desperation, the sadness, the grief, the tears, and the anger...You will wonder how you are going to make it through this terrible event...You loved your child, took care of your child, and thought they would go on...but sometimes they dont, and there is no rhyme nor reason, which makes any sense of that...
I hurt so badly for you, for I understand, that you are going through the very worst time right now...I will pray for you, and think of you and your whole family...
Should you ever want to talk, Freepmail me and I will listen, for I know from my own experience, that having someone who will simply listen can be a gift...God Bless You, and all of your family...
Here is an excellent site that you may want to peruse when you're feeling up to it.
I really liked "My Grief Rights: Ten Healing Rights for Grieving Children"
It also has all the different steps of grieving, which are so helpful when trying to understand all the conflicting and confusing emotions you are feeling.
I hope this helps. And again, we are just so sorry. Prayers for your little one and all of you, going to the Father right now!!!