Author Topic: My student and her son  (Read 1598 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
My student and her son
« on: March 18, 2008, 01:30:28 PM »
I just heard from my students that their classmate in my General Microbiology class, Jennifer L., lost her 6 months-old son earlier today. I am not sure whether the baby had been seriously ill before he died, or was it just a sudden infant death. Jennifer is an extremely nice, hard-working young woman, an African American, apparently from a low-income background. I can only imagine her desperation. She is 25 years old, a major in Nursing and Language-Speech Pathology.
Love never fails.

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,234
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 01:45:07 PM »
Lord have mercy on them both.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline jlerms

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 826
  • O sweet Jesus, cleanse my soul.
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 05:01:13 PM »
Lord have mercy on Jennifer and her son!  Give her comfort in this terrible loss.


Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,383
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 05:16:22 PM »
Lord have mercy.
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline Starlight

  • Site Supporter
  • OC.net guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,537
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 07:47:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy on this family. Please help them. Lord, have mercy.

Offline Orual

  • Orthodoxy = 7, not 3
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 985
  • I'm just here for the food.
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 08:08:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy!!
He spoke it as kindly and heartily as could be; as if a man dashed a gallon of cold water in your broth and never doubted you'd like it all the better. 

- C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
f.k.a. Matron.a

Offline Justacloserwalk

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 02:24:29 AM »
I will pray. Lord have mercy.

Barbara
1 Cor 13:12 "For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 07:50:14 AM »
Thank you for your prayers. An update: for about a week, the baby had difficulties breathing, but the family thought it was just a "bronchitis." The body was delivered to Jackson yesterday, for autopsy.

Lord, have mercy.
Love never fails.

Offline Psalti Boy

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 842
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 04:51:55 PM »
Prayers

Offline Jakub

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,749
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 11:16:12 PM »
Prayers...

james
An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
Re: My student and her son
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 11:39:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS