Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Parent's Nightmare

I am in shock as I write this. A 14 year old family friend was shot yesterday in the head by a friend playing with a gun. We have known this boy since he was a baby. His dad was my nineteen year old's daughter's t-ball coach. You always hear of this happening, but to someone you know. He is brain dead and the parents have to make the hardest decision of their life. I can't even imagine what they are going through.
My youngest is 9 and into everything, I can totally see him messing with something like that. No matter how many times you tell them to leave something alone, they do it anyway! He just got caught setting stuff on fire last week, when he knows not to do it.
I just pray for his family to make it through this together.

8 comments:

*Noelle* said...

how tragic! so sorry to hear that:( kids are waaaay too curious in this day and age. i always remind my oldest about certain things; and he's like "Mom, I'm not stupid!" Amen to that!

noelle ♥

Tammy said...

Thanks Noelle.

Lara said...

OMG that is just so sad! My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Josie said...

Wow- I am so sorry for your loss! We will keep their family, and yours in our prayers!

Susan said...

such tragic news, I am so sorry to hear that.... ARGH sad sad times

vivian said...

so sad, I just cant imagine how a parent copes with these tragedies. We just lost a 17 year old family member in a drunk driving accident. your friends are in my prayers too!

Little Lovables said...

I am so very sorry, his family will be in my heart and prayers!

Carol in Sweden said...

What a horrible thing to happen! Why don't parents keep their guns unloaded and the bullets separate?

A terrible loss and waste! My heart goes out to all the families and friends involved!