Saturday, September 29, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request

We just received some awful and shocking news. My uncle (Mom's only brother) took his own life last night. Please pray for our family. We are devasted and completely shocked.

Though I received this news just minutes ago, I have learned that when someone close to your life dies, it's hard - we all know that - but when the life was taken on purpose by that person them self, the grieving is unlike a "normal" death. Not only do we feel the pain of his death but also the pain of what he did. You want to ask them "why" but you know it's too late. It's a shocking and sharp feeling that leaves you feeling numb.

He had a family, though very broken. Pray specifically for his 3 teenage sons. They need Jesus and especially so now. Your prayers are appreciated.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh Courtney! I am so terribly sorry to hear the news. I will share this with the rest of the family and we will be keeping you in prayer!! May the God of all comfort wrap His arms around you, your family, and his family.
With love,
Rachel

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for your family in this difficult time. I know first hand, the pain and sorrow of a family member taking his own life. I pray that God will bring comfort and healing to all involved.
tms

Jean said...

Standing by in prayer for you and your family as well as for your three teenage cousins who have lost their Father.
"The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your heart and minds through Christ Jesus."

A. Jean

Rachel Marie said...

Oh, I AM PRAYING!!!

My heart so goes out to your family! I am so very sorry! :'(

May you feel God's love as strong as ever...

my deepest sympathies!

Pat VE said...

Our prayers are with your and your uncle's family. Can't imagine the grief and shock. Prayers for a safe journey and for you little family, especially the littlest one.
Underneath are the everlasting arms.
Love in Christ, Pat

Tammy L said...

Thanks for the update, and I will be praying for your family through this time.

Melissa said...

Praying for you and your extended family. May the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit minister to you all.

Anne said...

Praying for you...

Jessica said...

Your family is in my prayers!! I'm so sorry to hear about this.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that. It brings back some very sad memories from when I also lost a very dear family member the same way (my grandfather). We loved him so much and the pain was like you said...much different than other deaths because you wonder why, and what you could possibly have done to make them feel their life was worth living. Praying for comfort and strength for your family today...
Joy

Teri from BOB said...

Court

Matthew's uncle committed suicide and the family still lives with the grief. It is a terrible tragedy and i am so sorry that it has touched your family. I am praying for comfort for your family.