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Jeff, you and the family of this man are in my prayers. I have read your blog for a while now, but never felt compelled to comment until today. I am still pondering your words, and as a father of two children (one still in utero) myself, I very much understand the fear of losing my children, or of my wife and children suddenly losing me. What gives me hope and courage when I have to face that possibility is my faith and trust in God and the hope of seeing them in Heaven some day. If God calls on me to give up my family, or my own life, then I hope and pray I can do so willingly, and unite my sufferings to those of Christ on the cross. I have not had to face the same sufferings as you or the wife you describe, but I have had other emotional trauma in my life, bad enough that I sought counselling for it, and I can tell you, it was my Christian faith (Catholic, specifically), combined with the love of my wife, that carried me through it. I realize some may think this preachy, and I apologize if it comes across that way. You went out of your way to share something very personal with us readers of your blog, Jeff, so what I'm trying to say, from one father to another, is: there is hope and strength to be had in times of trial like that. God bless you.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2012 on Somebody is to Blame for This at Coding Horror
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