Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alma 34:32-33

Life is fragile. We never know when our end will come. I say this to myself more than to anyone else out there: we should not wait to be the person we want to be, the person Heavenly Father expects us to be.
I learned today that one of my former students died on Boxing Day, reportedly by his own hand. My prayers are with his family.

These were some of my boys. Aren't they gorgeous? Little punks :) One of them is now gone. One of them has lost a brother. All of them have lost a friend. Of course I feel as though I failed him in some way, even though it's been 4 years since he was my student.


  1. ??????????????????????? someone suicided?

  2. Yeah, so I've been told. Tony Watson. Tall boy in the back.

  3. I finally have the whole story. It was not suicide, I'm told, but drug overdose, although in this instance it was pretty much one and the same. He knew that what he was doing was dangerous and continued in spite of warnings. His poor family.