Since the suicide of Rick Warren’s son, suicide has been in the news a lot. Rick Warren preached at Saddleback for the first time since his son’s death this past Sunday. The Warren family is going through much pain. Pastor Warren has shared a bit about what the family is going through and has been an encouragement to other families going through the same thing.I have interviewed my dear brother Frank Haley NM Hall-of-Fame Broadcaster more than once about the suicide of his son Noah. Frank is the one that discovered Noah’s body on that August morning 9 years ago today.Frank sent this note to me today, Frank and Lydia pray that this will be an encouragement to many.Suicide does not have a zip code, it can happen to any family.Let us be God’s comforters.Let us pray.Dewey,
My daughter Lydia wrote this on FaceBook today:
August 2nd is here again. Each year becomes a bit “easier,” but still, I miss my brother Noah so very much. Life is not the same without him. I wonder what he’d be like at 31 years old. Would he be married, with a family of his own? He would have so much fun eith his nieces. I miss his smile, his sense of humor. I hope I appreciated him as much as I should have when he was alive. Im hard on my daughters when they fight; I want them to appreciate one another & not regret their time together. Friends, please know that it is never, ever, EVER ok to take your own life. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Don’t ever allow yourself to contemplate it, even for a minute. Always remember, God made you & He loves you & He has a plan for your life! Never doubt your worth!
Thanks you Jesus for Your Comfort!!
I know that Noah is with you. That gives me Your Peace!!