my prayers

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by dreamer, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    are focused on a family in boston. the tragedy & horrors are so brutal I can't even repeat them. I saw a terribly sad story on fox news mobil.
  2. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Can't even imagine the horror the parents face for their surviving child........
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    No words- another situation that leaves me wondering how many opportunities to prevent things from getting to this point were ignored-
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Heartbreaking. I can't even imagine.
  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I hadn't heard about this and looked it up after I saw this thread.

    How absolutely horrifying. My thoughts are with the family.
  6. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    That poor family... my heart goes out to them and the officers that responded to the scene. I can't imagine the pain this whole community is feeling. :crying:
  7. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I feel sick reading about this.
  8. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    "No indication of violence on this level." Ugh. How many times have we heard this? The most violent people seem to be the quietest - the ones who bottle up everything and then explode. The ones whose parents have seen the anger but it is hidden from the world. The ones who even the parents may not see the anger and are just as surprised as the rest of the world.

    We know what our kids are capable of. He punched his sister in the face - he was in trouble for having a gun - he pysically fought with a neighbor. It grows, the violence grows. Many parents see it and ask for help. Many times they are ignored, "Oh, it isn't bad, you can handle that." The kids are on their best behavior with authorities - they can explain away a lot and authorities fall for their, "I didn't mean it. It will not happen again." When will the authorities, the mental health system, and the courts start paying attention to this? When someone starts a pattern of problems, it can grow - that person can become uncontrolable - this can happen. Surely these people/agencies we fight to get services from have never lived through a violent few hours with an angry kid. We have got to start solving problems before the tragedy. The "We can't do anything until he/she actually hurts someone" has got to go because there may not be a chance to save someone's life if you wait that long.

    Gotta wonder what services have been denied this family? They better be approved for the surviving girl. The horrors she will need to overcome to survive!
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I have a tough outter shell. This made me physically ill.

    Many prayers for this family and the community.
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Horrifying and so, so sad.
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Perhaps this isn't the most appropriate time to bring this up - but then when is it. DOCUMENT - DOCUMENT, DATES, TIMES, NAMES......what you asked for, what you got denied. SAVE letters you send REGISTERED.....KEEP RECORDS FOR A LONG LONG TIME.......DOCUMENT!

    Maybe there was a trail to follow here - and maybe this young man just snapped. I'm sure more will come out about his mental status later...if anyone could stomach it.

    My prayers are with the family - such a horrific loss.
  12. eekysign

    eekysign New Member

    It's a time for sad news, I suppose. :( My roomie's business partner just got a call yesterday---his aunt's body was found in a dumpster a few blocks from their home. Husband went to bed, she stayed downstairs watching TV. Stepson came in at something like 1:30am, she said hi, he went to bed. Next morning, all her belongings were still in the house, but she was gone....the police found her, later.

    Roomie says the family is half-hoping stepson had something to do with it, just to make it sensible. Otherwise, this middle-aged woman was taken from her house with-o a break-in, with-o a struggle, with-o a sound, brutally murdered, and left for trash. Said it's almost easier to handle the betrayal of a family member than for it to be utterly random. Our whole house has been bummed---business partner's a sweet guy.