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Thursday, May 27, 2010

When Someone You Love is Hurting

See this handsome guy.........

This is my nephew and I love him like he's my own. Ask anybody that knows me, they'll tell you. If you know me, you know about him.
He is hurting right now. So bad.
And my whole family is hurting with him.
He recently lost his best friend/cousin to suicide and he doesn't understand how to process his feelings.
His pain runs very deep, and it affects my entire family.
I understand his pain all to well, as my own best friend was murdered 9 years ago. It is a deep, gutteral pain that is felt in every fiber of your being.


When someone you love is hurting, especially in this way, the family that has scattered and separated themselves from each other, suddenly find a purpose to draw close to one another again. That happened yesterday in my family.


Yesterday I saw my sister in a whole new light.
For the first time in years, I saw her hurt like only a mother can.
And it hurt me to see her hurting so deeply.
If only you understood how significant that was.


A love for one person, shared by so many, can make you lay aside any ill will you may harbor toward another in an effort to help the one you all love. 


Yesterday I got a call telling me I needed to come home.
I got in the car immediately and did so.
A few months ago, it would've taken me days to get here.


When we decided to move back near home, my husband asked me why I wanted to move back and all I could say was that God was directing me to do so.
He completely understood, and we proceeded to move back.
No questions asked.
He loves me that way.....


Can I just tell you, God's timing is perfect. He knows when we're needed, and where we're needed, and He makes provision for us to be there.


I have to take a little break for a week or so, so that I can be there for my family. I won't be here on the blog, or able to visit yours. I know you understand.


I'm calling on my blog friends to unite in prayer with me for him. His name is Tyler. 

 "Where two or more are gathered in his name, believing, so shall you receive....." 

SHALL, not might, not maybe, but SHALL.

I'm holding on to that for a perfect healing for this child my family loves so much. The pain goes much deeper than I can tell you about here and it has drastically impacted those that love him.


You all know how much I believe in the power of prayer, and I know I can count of all of you to help lift him up.
With so many people praying for him, I just know he'll feel it deep in his heart where it truly counts.

Thank you, each one of you, from the deepest part of my heart.


  1. I wouldn't know how to process those feelings either, Polly, and I'm an adult! I will certainly pray for and keep your nephew {and the rest of your family} in my thoughts.

  2. Polly, my heart goes out to this young man. Suicide of one affects so many and it is something I can not understand. My thoughts will be with him and the whole family.

  3. My Heart breaks at the pain he is in. My Love and Prayers are with Tyler and your whole family Polly.


  4. i am so, so sorry! i pray healing on all of this family...blessedness!

  5. My prayers are with you, your nephew and family at this difficult time. Having worked in education at the high school level for 20 years we have unfortunately faced this several times. Prayer and a feeling of community does help. God bless you all.

  6. I hope the best for you and your family, Polly.

  7. That is truly sad and such a hard thing for someone to process. Lots of people will be praying for your family.

  8. Such a sad story Polly. I will be praying for all of you, but especially your sweet nephew that God will provide strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  9. My prayers are with your nephew and your entire family. Your nephew looks to be about the age of my son who lost a friend about 8 months ago. It was very difficult for my son so I can imagine the pain your nephew is having to deal with. I am so glad your family is all able to rally around him during this difficult time.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you help your nephew.

  10. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers, Polly. Take all the time you need. xo


  11. Polly I feel your family pain...I'll be praying for all of you...God hears your name...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  12. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love your way.


  13. So sorry to hear this. We know the pain and have dealt with two suicides in the last 6 years. It is a hard thing but God has held us and brought us through. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. I'll be praying for him. I lost my best friend to suicide in high school.

  15. Polly,
    God's peace is like none other. You and Tyler are in my heart.


  16. I'm so sorry, Polly. Spend time with your family. Take comfort from one another.

  17. It is hard enough for adults to understand the loss of a friend in such a manner. So it is doubly hard for a teenager. I will keep Tyler and your whole family in my prayers. And God bless to the young fellow who lost his will to live.

  18. Polly, I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy that your nephew has to deal with. We will keep everyone in prayer.

  19. Hi, Polly
    I hope you're all drawing comfort from one another, in times like these we really understand why God gave us family. Praying for Tyler, you and your family. Take care.


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