This is so sad. I went to school with him. He was such a nice boy. A good student. He was in the choir and the band. He had a lot of friends. I was one of them. He appeared to have come from a good home. He was just recently singing in the choir at my home church. I have photos in my school scrapbooks with him in them. Surreal.
Schizophrenia is a terrible thing. He was struck with it in his mid 20’s. That is when it usually hits a person. I am sure there is better terminology to use, but it seems like a blow to me. I hate this so much. What an injustice to young woman and helpless baby. What an injustice to James to have to suffer with such a horrible disease. All around it is a bad deal that leaves a knot in my stomach. I will not be as quick to judge from now on when I hear of things on the news. You never know the full story. You never know the demons a person is waking up with each day. God have mercy on this family.
On a brighter note, these are in bloom today at my house. I had the camera on video mode so it is a mini-mini video, instead of a photo. Always comical at my house, I tell ya. God is so good to create such pretty things and Randall is a gem to plant them in my flowerbeds. Everything has grown much bigger this year, finally! The simple things, I tell ya.
Henry has a few more school days left in his toddler class at school. He ADORES this class. He wakes up talking about Ms. Andrea most mornings. He will miss her so much, and so will I. It has been such a fun class for him. I think he and I will both cry that whole first week. If I even mention his new teacher’s name he freezes up and says, “No, Mama!”. Oh, boy…this is gonna be an interesting transition. When did my baby get big enough to go to the preschool class?!
If you know this blog well, or know me well, you know this pretty blonde headed beauty is my bestest friend in the whole wide world. This next week her hubs will be serving on a mission team with my home church in Tajikistan. Please pray for his safety in his travels and that he can find rest in the midst of it all. Please pray that his team will show Christ’s love to those who need it most, and pray for Melissa and the boys to not worry too much about him and have a fun time at home.
And we are now headed to put our toes in the sand for a few days. Bring on the sun, sand and so much fun with my boys!