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Offline YankeeLady

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Grieving Parents
« on: December 03, 2004, 11:45:39 AM »
Please pray for my friends Doris and Tom and their family.  I found out earlier this week that their son Nathaniel, 17 years old, committed suicide on November 5.  They are very concerned and involved parents and their boy gave them no indication that anything was wrong in his life.  Unfortunately now Mom and Dad (especially Dad) are beating themselves up about not knowing their kid was in distress.  The really awful thing is, Nat learned how to kill himself from an internet website (I don't know the details.  Didn't want to pry too much into a very painful area).

Thanks in advance for your prayers.

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Re:Grieving Parents
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2004, 11:48:18 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers for the family and for God to forgive Nathaniel.

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Re:Grieving Parents
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2004, 01:29:07 PM »
How terrible...my prayers go out to them.
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Re:Grieving Parents
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2004, 01:59:36 AM »
Prayers for Tom, Doris and family.

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