Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Thoughts and Prayers

Coach Dungy made a statement while leaving the funeral service for his 18 year old son, who died last week just days before Christmas.  The following is his statement, verbatim...if half of us were to have one quarter of his faith, this world would be a much better place.
I just want to first of all start out by saying thank you for the love and prayers and support that we've received from the people of Tampa, from the people of Indianapolis, from people all over the country.
They've been very, very great and gracious to us in a time of grief for our family. We loved our son very much and he loved us and we miss him terribly but we also understand that we have some tremendous promises from God and God promises to be with us and he's with us in the great times and he's with us in the tough times. Our family will stand strong. The strength that we have in the Lord will allow us to get through this just as we get through times of victory.
Our grief is great but from our family we just say thank you to everyone. We appreciate everybody that's touched his life and everybody that's been part of him growing up. James was a good young man with a compassionate heart and we were glad to have him for 18 years. We're also glad that he accepted Christ as his savior so that God has him now for the rest of eternity.
Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


At 3:53 PM, Blogger Aunt Murry said...

I lost a very dear friend to suicide in March 2004. It is not something you get over but something you get use to living with. I am deeply sorry that this family has to now live with that pain. Their biggest question will be Why and there is no answer. I hope that he can hold on to his words...he will need them more than he can know at this moment.


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