Closer to home
Added: Tue. Dec 13, 2011 1:07am
Posted in: Living
One week ago I wrote a post titled Stand Against Bullying, after watching an episode of Extreme Makeover that addressed the growing problem of kids attempting, or actually committing suicide.
Tonight I received a phone call that brought this subject much, much closer to home. It seems that one of my great-nephews has attempted suicide, and it was because he was being bullied. THANK GOD he was unsuccessful. He will now be able to get counseling and hopefully learn that suicide is never the answer.
I'm telling all of you this because I'd like to ask for your prayers. Please pray that he recovers both physically and emotionally from the attempt....and never tries it again. I'm asking God to give him the strength to stand up for himself against these bullies; to not let them win by giving them power over his very life. I believe in the power of prayer, and I know in my heart that the people reading this believe in it, too. I offer my sincere gratitude for those prayers in advance, and I hope that none of you ever get a call like that.
God bless all of you, and thank you for being there.