Saturday, March 19, 2005

Homeschooling isn't enough

Spunky Jr. alerted us to this sad story.
A 14 year, homeschooled, boy seemed to have it all together until yesterday when he commited suicide. Brendann Bremmer was a child progidy, playing the piano at 3, reading at 18 months and graduating from high school at 10 years old.
The 14 year old boy was blessed with talents most parents dream of for their children. He was given every opportunity for success and he seemed to be making use of them all. Why would he end his life?

This story reminded me of another story I heard years ago. A mother was speaking about the suicide of her oldest daughter. The daughter had left a note that said,

"You gave me everything to live life with but nothing to live life for."

Parents please don't assume that just because you homeschool or that your child is academically successful that this could not happen to your family. As Spunky Jr. quoted in her post,
"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? (Luke 9:25)
Our children are looking for a reason to live, let us not disappoint them.

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