Re: I have a problem......
Jim Ficklin (jficklin@NMSU.EDU)
Fri, 29 Apr 1994 15:39:14 -0600
On Fri, 29 Apr 1994, Randy wrote:
> I have a problem that I am having a very tough time dealling
> Yesterday I got a call from my 12 year old daughter after she got
> home from school. She asked me if I had heard about the death of a
> young man......when I heard the name, I was stunned into disbelief.
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> Thanx for listening....maybe I just needed to get this off my chest,
> but I am having a really hard time dealing with Alan's death.
Randy, my heart goes out to you. It sounds like the passing of this young
man was sudden and unexpected. I surely can understand how this could be
very hard to deal with. The compassionate actions you are taking can only
help. I suspect that someone so connected with scouting as you also
believe in a supreme being. Now is a good time to use that belief and
seek the comfort and understanding you need through your faith. If prayer
is part of your particular faith, don't hesitate to use it.
As you continue to reach out to the boy's family and friends the acts of
service will do as much as anything can to bring you peace. Time, of
course, will help too. Don't feel like you are alone, it sounds like Alan
touched many lives. You will all have to support each other and share
with each other the love you have because of Alan having touched your
lives. This loving and sharing will also help ease the pain you all feel.
Don't feel like you necessarily have to "deal with" this. The strong
feelings you have are just a sign of how much you care... consider this a
good sign, and it will be easier to let it gracefully take its course.
Thanks for feeling you could share this with us all. It makes us feel
good that you felt you could count on the youth leaders in this list to
understand. I'm sure we will all remember you in our own prayers and
Jim Ficklin, Program Manager, KRWG-TV, New Mexico St. Univ., Las Cruces, NM
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