Saturday, January 24, 2009

the media today...

I do not trust the media today. Several people have asked that we participate in 'documentaries' and these have ended up being a farce; nothing but slanted. They misled people as to what plural marriage and the Principle are about.

I respectfully decline. I do not know if this most recent request is legitimate or not.

I do know that the credibility of journalism is almost non-existent. After the last election, it is clear that objectivity does not exist.

We have experienced bigotry against us already. Why in the world would I risk more.

If this offer is legitimate I have to say thanks, but the trust with journalists does not exist; we respectfully decline.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Time together and God heals...

I took the ladies and kids to a hotel near a job site I was on. Has an indoor waterpark. Given that it is subzero OUTSIDE, a good time like this helps.

We are talking about Charles Jr. and we also pray. I know, one day, I will be with him in the Celestial Kingdom. Does little to comfort us now.

For now, we circle the wagons. We stay together as a close family. We grieve together and we talk about Charles Jr.

Pray for our daughter, who watched her brother die. She is only 8.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Unbelievable Sadness!

Well, there is REAL bad news. Our son, who survived all this and had clear sailing ahead of him, has died.

We were told by the medical exam that they have no idea on his cause of death. I know he passed in his sleep. I woke, he was not breathing. I started CPR after calling 911 and handing the phone to his mom. My wife was hysterical, but CPR was more important at that moment than anything else.

I was told by the EMT's at the hospital that when they arrived he was already gone. To their credit, they tried anyway.

My wife was blaming herself for days even though she clearly did nothing wrong. I was told this was common for mothers who have recently lost children.

We were totally blind sided by this even. Shock was total. We do not know what to say or do.

We now believe that there was a hidden, undetected problem he had and it is what contributed to this.

We appreciate prayers. We are quite upset, especially his Mom and I.