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My Son Mikael

My son, Mikael, took his life last night. We found him this morning.

Thank you to those who have written, phoned, visited or showed in some way that you care. Funeral will probably be Saturday early afternoon.

I want you all to know that God is good. God is always good. It doesn't matter what happens, God is good. I say with Job in the Bible: "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord."

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Francine said…
Dearest Maggie, words aren't enough but prayers are. I hold you and the family in prayer.
Edith said…
I have no words that will help. Know that I love and prayers come from my heart to you and yours. Yes, God is good; I pray that He surround you and carry you and your family through this sorrowful time.
Harmony said…
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Harmony said…
I am so sorry for your loss. This is such a difficult and impossible time for the family and especially for you as a mother. May God hold you in the palm of His hand through this time and in the months and times to come. My prayers are with you...Shirley
Thank you, friends. You all are a blessing. I'll write more in my blog as I'm able.
imallforgod said…
I am so sorry, my friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time.
Samantha said…
Debbie--

I've never met you, but I love you. The words in your blog have been of help to me as I've made my own journey in the past few years. Your comments on my own blog have encouraged and shown love and support. You've shared glimpses of your family, including this beautiful son.

Know that my tears are mingled with yours as I, too, grieve your loss and pray for our Heavenly Father to bless you with increased comfort, blessings and knowledge of how very much He loves you.
mandi said…
You don't know me, but I am so struck by your candid expression of God's love through your loss. Please accept my concern for you and yours.
Jeanie said…
(((((((Maggie))))))))

I am so very sorry for all of you. I will be praying for everyone.
kathleen-beth said…
My heart aches for you and your family, Debbie. Mikael was a beautiful boy, a handsome young man.

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in your time.
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to share your presence
your goodness
your love
your admonition
with others.























You expand my love
to pray for friend and foe
near and far
family and stranger
people as pins on maps
clustered and scattered
who know you and reject you
for those in need
and those too full to need.


















You draw me close
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