My Nephew, RIP

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I woke up this morning tired after spending yesterday sightseeing in Washington, DC, and as I began to plan my day, the phone rang. Who could be calling this early? My brother's deep voice sounded even more raspy as he delivered the news through his sobs. His son, my nephew Adrian, had been shot in the head in Trinidad, and was fighting for his life. My brother was in New York visiting relatives. He was scheduled to visit me mid-August. Adrian was 18 and had recently completed high school. Another half hour had passed before I heard from him again. This time my brother was bawling. Adrian had died. On Friday night Adrian attended a party where he met death. I still don't have much details but I cringe as I recognize once again the crime wave that is engulfing my country. My brother left New York this evening. I'll join him on Wednesday in Trinidad. As I feel the pain of loss, I can hardly imagine what Adrian's parents are feeling. The news created chaos in my life and as I walked through the day I had to continue to be mindful that pain can, but should not rob us of our senses. I pray for healing for our family and for all who have lost a loved one.
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    emoticon emoticon Continued prayers for the family
    3562 days ago
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    3568 days ago
  • JGMK55
    I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew. How tragic and painful this must be for you and your family. I cannot imagine the sorrow and grief you must all be feeling. I do believe that God can use this tragedy for His glory and pray that you are comforted by His love. You are all in my prayers. emoticon
    3569 days ago
  • AMIRIA661
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    3579 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2009 8:38:01 PM
    ... I am so sorry for your lost... My son will be 19 years old next month and I have really just started letting him go out by himself, he is diabetic... but he has to be independent... I am not worried about what he will do because he is a good kid and knows his way around the city, but I worry about the gangs here in Chicago and he knows that there are certain areas that are dangerous... I will just have to have faith that he will be ok... I never thought it was like that in Trinidad...

    I am so sad for you and your family and wish that I had more words of comfort for you... I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon ~ Dee ~
    3579 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2009 8:21:13 PM
    I am sorry for your families loss. You are in my thoughts.
    3579 days ago
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