January 1, 2011

 My brother with forgiveness in his heart spoke to the boy that was involved in the accidental shooting of his son...He forgave him and told him he loved him...Healing can now begin!!!

27 comments:

Ronda said...

Healing does begin with forgiveness, prayers surround your family..

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Praise the Lord! Continuing to pray for your family and the other family too. ((hugs))

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Jen, I was praying that this would happen and that your brother would find it in his heart to forgive his son's friend which I am sure is VERY upset.

I am praying the great Lord of our's helps you to get your vocal cords back and you are able to sing that song at your Newphew's funreal. My family is praying for your entire family.

Please let your brother know that there are so many of us praying for him and all of you.
God Bless,
Tricia and family

peggy said...

Thats great that he can be such a witness for the Lord. I can only imagine how that made everyone involved feel. Give him an extra hug for me, I will continue to lift everyone involved up to God, may you all find comfort from this. Little Rob would want his friend forgiven.

MARY PERNULA said...

Praise God for he has the power to help us in great need, I am praying for you and your family. HUGS MARY

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

My goodness, your story leaves tears in my eyes. I have a friend who lost their teenage daughter in a shooting as well. These precious children, it's so hard to say goodbye to them.

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

May the New Year sooth your souls and bring you peace.

Take Care,
Robin

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Jen you have me crying good now my friend! Your whole family has been on my mind and in my heart and I am so glad your brother was ab;e to leave the hospital. What a wonderful gift he gave that young man! I hope it helps you all as you move forward with the services now. Love and hugs!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Jen I am so happy to her this. I'm sure this boy is beside himself as well for what happened.
Your brother is so strong and because he loves the Lord and trusts in him he is doing what is right.

I have read so many Amish Fiction books and they all preach to FORGIVE and let the Lord take on your burden or it will take you down faster than anything holding onto blame and guilt.

Bless him dear girl.
Hugs, Karen

GoldieLoo Woodworks said...

Im so very sorry for you & your familes loss. Hugs~~Pam

Diane said...

I'm so very sorry about the loss of your nephew. There's no greater heartache than the loss of a child. Your brother shows great compassion for the hurting of the friend involved--for they will also carry such a heavy burden of loss and guilt. I've been praying for you all since I read of the accident on your blog. I pray that our Lord will wrap his arms around you all, and give you strength.

Janet - underthewillow said...

I'm very sorry for the tragedy that has befallen your family and the family of the other boy. Forgiveness is indeed a powerful healer.

Janet

Alicia said...

I am thinking of you and your family so often, Jenn. I am also praying for the other family involved. What a terrible tradegy.

I can not even imagine the grief over the loss of a child. My middle son is 13 and I look at him and tears well up for your loss.

Please extend my heart felt condolences to your brother. He has given a wonderful gift to himself and to that other family when he gave forgiveness. His faith in Jesus Christ our Savior shines through.

I continue to pray daily and now I will add for healing to take place for you and your voice so you can sing in a strong voice at your nephew's funeral.

In the words of Psalm 91,"For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."

I hope peace and healing come to your family as well as to the other family in this terrible tradegy.

Alicia

Carmen C. said...

I just found my way here, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you brother and all of your family in my prayers!

~Judy~ said...

WOW Jen....that's huge!!! Everyone is right...healing begins with forgiveness. This is something that other child will have to live with for the rest of his life. What a tragedy!

hugs, judy xoxo

Susannah said...

Still praying...........

Susannah

ohiofarmgirl said...

Praise be to God!!! My your dear brother forever have sweet and wonderful memories of his beautiful child. Blessings be to all of you. Dianntha

Shelley said...

Forgiveness is such a healing for the soul and spirit...so wonderful God's grace is abundant in your brothers heart...I pray a peace that surpasses all peace be granted him. Also,that God will grant you a miracle of a strong voice to sing your brothers request of song....blessings on your whole family....may his blessing of peace be to all of you!

Tress said...

I am praying and our whole church will be lifting this up in prayer. may God's peace and serenity be with you all. tress

Old Road Primitives said...

Oh, Jen, I didn't realize that your family was going through this, my heart breaks for your family! My family just went through this! My 22 year old nephew was taken from us in a tragic accident on the freeway, while on his way home to Utah over Thanksgiving weekend! I wish that your brother could talk to my brother! My brother and his family have found so much peace! They to have forgiven the kid (also 22) that hit my nephew on the freeway! They know that this was an accident and that this kid's life has been changed forever to! Please know that I'll be keeping your family in my prayers and I'll be praying that you'll be able to sing at your nephew's service! If you need to talk please contact me through my website! ~Hugs~, Kim

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, Jen,
May your brother and all of you somehow find peace. No family should have to go through this.
Hugs :)
Lauren

redesigngal said...

Dearest Jen: I just heard about this tragedy! Healing will help with forgiveness and praying to God for strength will also help. The feeling of a broken heart will be with you all but the Lord will help you get through each day, one at a time.
Hugs to your whole families....
Joy

Farmhouse prims said...

I am so sorry about your nephew. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know your brothers grief has to be unbearable. I pray that Jesus will comfort him and give him peace. Bunches of Hugs, Lecia

Geesha said...

God is good! I am still praying for you and your family. May God touch you with healing hands...I know how much you want to sing for your brother!

Carmen at Primcats said...

nJen, I just got caught up on you blog and I am so sorry for you and your whole family.I am praying so hard for you right now. May God give all you peace and strenght to heal from this terrible thing. Bless your brother for his open heart to the boy who took his son. I can't imaginewhat they are going through either. Hugs to you Jen. I am so sorry you are all going through this.

Carmen

Kimberly said...

Jen, I pray for you, your family and the other family that was involved. Your brother's strength is amazing. The power of forgiving, a true sign of faith and goodness! I pray for you and your families continued strength and love. I pray for peace in the thought that you are not alone. ALL MY BEST ~Kimberly

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Jen
Thoughts & Prayers for you & your Famil
Teresa

mrssmith07 said...

Jen...your brother is an awesome man to show the other child such forgiveness!! WOW!! God will bless him for this for sure!! You all are continued in my prayers...my heart aches so for everyone of you...showers of tears flow from me for your families pain!!

BiG HuGs
Roxanne