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Prayer for the Ferguson familyPosted 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 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.
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