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Prayer for the Ferguson family

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 8:40 AM

As I read about the Ferguson family in the news yesterday, my heart just wrenched in me for them.

It brought back the pain I had when I held my son's dead body after dragging him out of Normandy lake.

In that instant, I felt I had died also. I felt extreme guilt for being a terrible parent and someone near me said,"If you had been watching him, this would have never happened."

True, but you try watching quicksilver, young children are like lightning and it is hard watching them every instant.

I took my eyes off of Shea for a moment to get something out out of the car, for a church picnic and he headed to the lake with the "Big Boys."

Short of a leash, there was nothing I could have done to stop him.

The Fergusons are going to need a lot of love, and counseling.

They are going to go through the shoulda, coulda, woulda, scenarios and it will destroy them if they do not get some loving therapy. I know I have been there. It took me almost eight years to erase that Voice and realize I am not a bad parent, it just happened.

Shea is alive today, but nothing short of a resurrection will bring back their little boy.

We as a community need to lift them up in prayer, love on them, and pray they get someone wise to talk to when they need to wrestle those demons in the night hours.

I am praying for you Ferguson family, may God grant you comfort in this time of sorrow.

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Lesa...wonderful post!! Thanks for saying what's in the hearts of a bunch of Bedford Countians today...

-- Posted by dkd57 on Wed, Mar 25, 2009, at 9:54 AM

A terrible ordeal for any family. Our sincerest prayers go out to everyone.

The details of visitation and services are in the obituaries but here is the address:

1488 Lascassas Pike

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

(615) 893-5151

and a link to the location http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&i... For those of us who knew the original location, it is not very far away.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Mar 25, 2009, at 10:20 AM

thanks Steve.. you are awesome

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Mar 25, 2009, at 2:59 PM

It is with great pain that I feel just to write this comment. As we grow older we all can look back and see mistakes we made. I feel for all parents who goes through the loss of a child. It is even harder when you know them. For me it is the Ferguson's. We can all tell how it should have been done. They need our PRAYERS not us telling them what should have been done. As a father I can feel the dads pain because I lost a son at the age of 13. He was kidnapped and then shot five times in the back as he ran after getting out of the car he was being held in. I said time after time if I had not let him go to visit this would not have happened. That was 20 yrs. ago. Thank God for a loving family and good friends. Lift them up in prayers,love and support. He is fighting a war with himself and I am sure she feels helpless. We can all be a part of the healing with a loving hug of support and a prayer. I pray that God will Bless all the family.

-- Posted by Heart fixed on Thu, Mar 26, 2009, at 8:34 AM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.