Urgent prayer request!

Today is my sons last day of school. He and a group of about 35 seniors went to a popular spot on the river to a rope swing. One of the boys went under and they are searching for him now. I will update as soon as I hear any news. Thank you for your prayers~

update**** Jesse returned home a different boy. His friend is still missing and the divers are working against the approaching darkness. Jesse said his friend seemed to have what looked like a panic attack midway the river. He started to go under and immediately the kids swam to help. Our rivers here are very muddy and in this case deep.

Before Jesse left the Dad had arrived and fell to his knees overcome with sickness. I can only imagine his pain. My stomach aches as well as my heart for this child and his family. They are withholding his name until all the family has been notified. He is a very loved friend and football player at his school. thank y'all for continued prayer. My prayer now is that they find this sweet child and the family finds Gods grace through this terrible time.

***** Around 10:00 pm Jesse's friend was found. I really have no words to say how I feel about now. How do you comfort a child that feels he could have done more. I over heard Jesse and one of his friends saying...."if we would have been a minute faster we could have saved him". This was not supposed to happen this way. I feel guilty that my child is home safe knowing a mother close by is forever changed.

124 comments:

  1. Oh no.....lots of prayers!! :(

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  2. Praying as I type this, will keep praying.

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  3. I am so scared for you and your childs friends family .This has to be one of the scariest things in the world for a parent to go through. I only wish children could think twice before doing things that put them in danger. Please keep us informed our prayers are with you all.

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  4. My heart just sank. I'm praying, Susie.

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  5. Also praying as I type. I can hardly breathe thinking what his family is going through...

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  6. Just Prayed . . .

    Mandy

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  7. Oh, Susie, I am praying now.

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  8. Sent a few up for him, the kids and his family.Keep us posted. Stephanie

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  9. Oh my - lots of prayers being sent your way.

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  10. Prayer is a powerful thing-I am praying, Susie!

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  11. Susie,
    That's terrible news. I'm praying for that boy and his family. Every year there seems to be some tragic event that accompanies the high school graduations in this area. I pray that this turns out to be a false alarm.

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  12. susie; i am praying for divine intervention and that His spirit be with each and every family represented there...especially the family of the young boy. i am praying that we can all rejoice with you.

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  13. Of course, many many prayers!!!

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  14. Oh no! Praying, praying, praying!!

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  15. oh no... i will be praying..

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  16. I'm praying for the boy and his family...

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  17. I'm praying Susie, I will get everyone to agree with me in prayer.
    Debbie

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  18. Prayers from Sweet Nothings...

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  19. So praying for you right now.....

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  20. Oh geez! Shivers down my spine right now. Hoping for the best.

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  21. Oh...I know the Lord cares and so do we...praying.
    (((HUGS)))
    Joni

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  22. Oh, no... how tragic. Praying as I type. Please keep us informed.

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  23. Praying now, so is my daughter who is the same age.

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  24. Oh no - keeping your son and his missing friend in my thoughts and prayers....this is too close to home -our neighbor lost his son very similar and right after school ended....just last year...

    As a Mom of three boys - one the exact same age i find myself asking more often then not .."Why do boys do such things......."

    Hugs and prayers.

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  25. Prayers coming from Ohio too, do let us know Susie. How tragic.

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  26. Praying, praying, praying!!!!

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  27. Oh My Gosh!! That is truly a nightmare. Sending up many prayers for all of you!

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  28. Susie I'm saying a prayer for this boy and Jesse and his friends please let us know the outcome.
    julie

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  29. How horrible and right before graduation! Many good thoughts your way and to the boys family!

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  30. Oh when I saw the update I thought they had found him and all is well.

    My eyes are filling and tears are streaming for the family of this precious young life....

    My heart, thoughts and prayers for the family and yours....

    Continued prayers....

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  31. Just sent one up...for the family and Jesse. Please keep us posted.

    -Hayley

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  32. Saying prayers for your son's friend. Losing well-loved people hits all to close to home right now and I pray that your son and his friend's family don't have to go through it in the coming days.

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  33. LOTS of prayers! Please keep us updated!

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  34. susie; i just read the update and i am so sad for this family. we had this happen a year ago with a young boy in our community. he was their only son. i can not imagine the pain that they might be feeling right now, but i know god will meet them there. i pray that his presence is felt in ways that it never was before...and i pray for your sweet jesse. it is so hard when it is someone young. my heart and my prayers are with you all. be his, mickey

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  35. I'm praying and believing for the best for all of them. Our God is so much bigger than all of these problems.

    God bless
    A Southern Sanctuary

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  36. Oh Susie - praying here. I am trembling because we are supposed to have a group of boys over tomorrow and they are all going to a rope swing at a lake near our house. I just had told one of the moms that I don't want to take responsibility for the children since their is "danger" involved with anything like this, and would want her to check the location out first to make sure it's ok. Rethinking tomorrow.
    Praying for a miracle with your son's friend.

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  37. Thank you for the update...I will continually pray.

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  38. my heart breaks for this family and everyone involved. may God wraps his loving arms around them.

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  39. Sending up prayers for the family. My heart is aching for them...every parent's nightmare.
    I am also sending up a prayer for all his friends for comfort and understanding through what will be a difficult time for them.
    Debbie

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  40. I'm so sorry. I'm praying that everyone involved finds comfort in Christ during this difficult time.

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  41. Susie - I am so sorry. This has been my constant worry and fear for the past several weeks - my son Cameron is a senior and it always seems as though something tragic happens around this time of year. The kids just seem to feel invincible with graduation right at their fingertips and the whole world waiting outside the door. I will be praying for this young man's family, for all those boys who tried to help but couldn't, and especially for your Jesse. I can't imagine anything worse than what that family is enduring, but as we know God will help them endure if they lean on His loving arms.

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  42. I have been checking back for good news....

    I am so sorry.....

    hugs and prayers.

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  43. ....
    Wow! I am so sad for all of you! I wish the best for you and your son, and that boys family...well, and really anyone in your school or that knew that boy or his family. You never get over things like this.

    Rebecca
    RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com

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  44. Oh Susie...I am so so sorry. How heartbreaking for that boy's family and for those sweet friends who were helpless to save him. I am sure there is nothing more they could have done. I will pray for all of you. And I know with sureity that the Lord will wrap His arms around each and every one of you and lift you up. Again...I am so sorry.

    Blessings
    ~Amanda

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  45. I'm praying...and crying! I'm so sorry.

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  46. Susie...I can not even begin to imagine the feelings of such loss! Your son and Jesse's family are in my prayers tonight. PLease take comfort in knowing that there are many prayers out there for you all tonight.

    God Bless,
    Amy

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  47. How heart-breaking. Lots of prayers for you and your family and friends.

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  48. TRAGIC. :"( Really, there are no words. How unbelievably devastating. Praying.

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  49. That breaks my heart. I am praying for the family of that boy. The anguish the mother is feeling right now is unimaginable.

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  50. I dont even know what to say. My heart is sick just reading this! I have tears in my eyes... I am going to my knees now... so so sorry!!! ((hugs))

    (Were they Sr.'s??)

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  51. How very devastating for that family! We will be praying!

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  52. AnonymousMay 07, 2009

    My thoughts and prayers are with that boys family and his friends. Unfortunately, this will always be an awful event that goes right along with the memories of what should be a happy time.

    This happened to a couple of my friends when we were younger. Both very strong boys doing what they've always done but it only takes a moment, and a plan from God. I hope your son and his friends realize and can accept that they cannont change those plans no matter how fast they got there. I hate hearing comments from others such as "why do boys do these things" which makes it harder for those kids thinking they did something wrong. If swimming in a river and playing on a rope swim is "wrong", then I know hundreds who are "wrong".

    Please hold your son close, he has a hard road ahead getting through this. Trust me...I know. You'd think 18 years later my eyes wouldn't be filling with tears as this brings back memories. Praying...

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  53. So sad and my thought and prayers are with you all.

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  54. Praying for only the comfort that God can bring during a time like this. Jackie

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  55. I am & will be praying for all of his friends & family. I am so sorry.

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  56. oh my...will call you later. i am speachless

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  57. I'm just about to begin my devotions and will pray for this family and especially your son!!

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  58. Susie, there is nothing I can say that would seem adequate. I lost a good friend in high school and remember the pain well. Now as a mother, I can only imagine what this boy's family is going through. I will be praying for the other family and Jessie.

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  59. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    I'm sorry to get up this morning and read the sad update. This is simply very tragic and sad for all involved. A young life cut short... My prayers are with y'all. Hugs

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  60. My heart is aching for this family and for your son.

    We just had such good news here in MO, a 3yo boy who wondered away from home was found after 2 days in the forest alone was found safe and sound.

    I can't imagine what these family must be feeling.

    Prayers to everyone for peace.

    ~TidyMom

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  61. What a tragedy. It seems like we hear of stories like this every year around this time. Gone too soon.
    I'll be praying for that family as well as your son & his friends.

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  62. susie; i had hoped against hope to read a different update this morning. i am so sorry for the boys family...i can not imagine what kind of pain and loss they must be feeling right now...and for the friends. that is so hard. i think there will always be questions in their minds about what might have been done. it is hard to explain to someone that sometimes things happen for reasons that are unknown to us and that we can no more change or alter than we can stop the stars in the sky from shining or the sun from rising or setting. my love and prayers to you all. mickey

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  63. that family will definitely be in my prayers today and your son as well - I lossed a good friend in high school and it a difficult thing to overcome - my heart goes out to him.

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  64. Oh, my heart breaks for this family. Praying for everyone today.

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  65. I hoped there would have been good news this morning - I'm so sorry.

    I'll keep you all in my prayers.

    Lisa

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  66. I am so sorry for the outcome. My heart and prayers go out to this young man's family, his other friends, Jesse and you.

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  67. My heart is breaking and I'm crying for this mother and family and for others close them. You're all in my prayers.

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  68. Wow.. I can't imagine going through that! I'm definitely praying for the family..

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  69. I'm so sorry for the loss of this child. I'll keep the family and you all in my prayers.

    Mandy

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  70. That is so sad and tragic. I will hold this family in my prayers during this difficult time.

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  71. This is just so sad, I prayed for this family last night as I went to sleep and I woke this morning to your update. My heart and prayers go out to the family. I am also very sorry for your son for the loss of his friend.

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  72. Oh my goodness this so terrible! Words can't express the sorrow I feel for you and your family and friends....God really will be with you all and comfort everyone! Hugs Susie! I will be thinking of you all in the next few weeks.

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  73. Oh how tragic. I hope your son will be ok in dealing with it. I will pray for all of you.

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  74. My heart aches for this family. I will be praying for them.

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  75. Such sadness. We will be praying for the family and the all who loved him. A special prayer for you son too.

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  76. I thought about your son when I heard the news this morning and prayed for you and all the other kids involved. I will continue to pray for the family.

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  77. I have no words. Praying for Jesse, this friend's family, and all of his classmates.

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  78. My heart aches for you. We lost a little boy at my daughter's school last week to a car accident. 2 siblings are injured though not critically and another is clinging to 10% chance of survival. We are all so grief struck. There are no words to comfort a community going through such a tragedy. Prayers for you and your friends.

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  79. OH my,, there are definitely no words. I cant imagine the grief this mother feels or what your son and his friends are going through. Prayers are with you! And them!

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  80. Sorry to hear about this...I feel so bad for the family and they will be in my prayers.
    I've already experienced this tragedy with my good friend's 16 year old son who passed away two years ago. This really hits home for me.

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  81. Susie, I am so sorry. Please know that I will pray for Jesse and for you and how to handle your son. Certainly not the way the other mother imagined her son's future.

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  82. My heart breaks for your son and that sweet family. Will pray for peace to be with you all during this difficult time.

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  83. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying for all of you...

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  84. I have no idea what to say........

    {{{Hugs}}}

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  85. I am so, so sorry. Everyone involved is in my thoughts.

    Hugs.

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  86. I have been praying since last night. We heard about it on the local evening news. I will continue to pray for you, your son and all of the families involved.

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  87. There are no words! I read this just hours after a miracle happened in Missouri. A 3 year old wandered away from his home and into the Mark Twain National Forest. I work for an air ambulance company that helped in the search. His shoe was found near a creek and everyone feared the worst since we have had some much rain lately. Joshua was found after 3 days, alive and well!
    There is no understanding how or why things happen in life. Being a flight nurse, I have seen it all! Just be comforted by prayers and the knowledge that your son will alway be a little more careful!

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  88. I am so sorry and will be praying for the young man's family and yours also.

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  89. I am so very sorry for you & your family.
    Also for your son's friend & his family.
    How sad.
    I will keep everyone in my prayers.

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  90. I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless

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  91. Crying as I'm praying right now.

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  92. In life, so many things are unimaginable and indescribable. This is certainly one of those things. I am so saddened to read the outcome of this situation and my Mom-heart aches for the hurt that these friends and, oh Heavens, these parents are feeling at this time. I read your blog yesterday as this friend was missing but then, never saw an update (I use Google Reader) until today. I have prayed and will continue to do so.

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  93. May God bless that family as well as all who knew that young man. Hold you son tight and tell him how much you love him.

    Charla

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  94. AnonymousMay 07, 2009

    I am so very sorry...

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  95. I can only imagine what the parents are going thru....

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  96. AnonymousMay 07, 2009

    Prayers for everyone. Thinking of you, your son and the boy's family. Hugs to you.

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  97. How completely horrible. My stepdaughter graduates in three weeks and this hits so close to home. I am so heartbroken for this family.

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  98. I'm so sorry. As I read along, I was praying for a happy ending. I'm just so sorry.
    ~Michelle

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  99. I'm so sorry to read how this turned out. :( Many prayers for his family and friends. How tragic that an innocent, fun afternoon turned out this way. ((hugs))

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  100. suzie, i have never commented, but i'm so sorry to read of this tragedy. my prayers for you, your son, and the boys family!

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  101. I am so sorry to hear the update. :( My thoughts go out to you all.

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  102. Susie, I just saw this and all I can say is I am so, so sorry!!!

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  103. prayers continue...saw your tweets yesterday. i'm praying for peace and strength for all...and you to have words and wisdom to help your precious son thru this very hard time!

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  104. What a tragedy. I'm in prayer for the family, and for you and your son as well.

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  105. Susie, I've been so busy tasseling I haven't kept up with my blogs...I am praying for this family even as I'm typing. Oh, the heartache. I'm praying for Jesse and his friends, too.

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  106. I am so sorry to hear about this sad news.

    Praying for that family.

    Ruth

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  107. I have never really commented before, but oh how my heart aches for this boy's family and for your son. Such a tragedy. You all will be in our prayers.

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  108. pattylg67@gmail.comMay 15, 2009

    God bless.

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  109. Oh, no. What a tragedy. I can't even imagine what that family and his friends are going through. So, so awful.

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