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    Re: Tragedy struck our neighborhood


    Don't forget that you have all of us to lean on via the Internet.
    We are all one big purple family here and are always willing to lend moral support to one of our fellow Viking fans.
    Keep on posting as you work through this.

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    What a horrible story.

    Thordis, your heartfelt and eloquent words show what kind of person you are. Honestly, you may feel uncomfortable, but whatever you do will be meaningful to this family. There have been many good suggestions given, but just letting them know you care, and are there for them should they need it, is a good starting point.
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    Re: Tragedy struck our neighborhood

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    It's always a tragedy when a child is robbed of his life before he gets a chance to live it to its fullest. My prayers go out to his family & the friends & neighbors who knew him.

    How did he happen to get accidentally shot in the 1st place? e%20+%20Technology
    I heard about that as well here is another article. Very sad and tragic indeed.If adults choose to have hand guns in the house that is fine, they just need to make sure that they are properly stored and secured so that these things don't happen. Hang tough my friend. It is very hard at
    time like this but yo will get through it.

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    In case you haven't figured it out yet, you've already written to us
    in your first post what you should say to the family. Offer your condolences and explain what the boy meant to you and how his antics would always put a smile on you face.

    I lost my parents at a rather young age (both of them before I was out of college) and to this day remember the people that sought me out to offer their condolences even though I didn't know many of them all that well. Believe me, your actions will be appreciated.

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    Things like this... most people really don't know how you should approach, there is no real "right" way to do it.
    Tragedies like this are always bad, but they really strike hard when its in such a small town, its as if it shakes the core of the town.

    Like others have said, there's not much more you can do then offer your support, and let them know you're honestly heart broken for them and there for them.

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    Re: Tragedy struck our neighborhood

    To be honest, they will likely be flooded with sympathy in the near future.

    Coming from experience, the best thing you can do is let them know you are there now - but to not forget about later... once family goes back on with their lives, once friends get back to their lives, and when they're finally alone again - that is when the finality of things sets in.
    That is when you can stop by and just let them know you still are thinking of them, that their child is not forgotten.
    Even a card can do wonders for that...

    Realistically you're probably looking at a week or two where they will have a ton of support, but it dwindles (naturally).

    I am terribly sorry to hear about this tragedy.

    Trust me, I'm a doctor.

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    "C" wrote:
    Sometimes words just don't suffice. I'd give them a big hug next time you see them, regardless of how well you know them.
    Words of wisdom right there.

    Express your sorrow over thier loss and offer to assist in anyway possible.

    My prayers are not only with the family but you and yours as well.
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.

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    This is the time that you " Let Go and Let God Handle It All "

    Pray to God, Pray and Pray some more.

    The power of prayer is a very powerfull tool.
    Be alone, Pray to God and ask him to guide you, ask him what he would do in this case.
    He will answer you.

    He will be with you when you meet the Family of this wonderfull child, who is now at Gods side.

    When you do approach the Mother and Family, God will be there with you, and he will guide you in your words and actions.
    With God by your side, you can do no wrong.

    You Thordis, and the Boy and his family, are all in my prayers today.

    You are never alone,

    Nordic Ned


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