August 30 - CR says...
"Hi I know that you don't know me or anything but, I am doing a report
on suicide and I stumbled across "JaredStory" I just felt like I
should say I was very sorry and hope this will add some comfort to your
grief. After I got done reading everything I felt like I had known
him and I wish I would have had a chance. But once again I am very sorry.
My wishes are with you always."
August 27 - Hayley says...
"Hey, I was reading Jared's story and it just stopped. Does
it keep going? I'm so touched with it so far, I'd love to hear the rest."
will be more... stay tuned!)
August 23 - Josie says...
"Hi Jared's mom, I stumbled upon this page by searching for a recipe
for mud cake.
I have read almost the whole story. I live in Phoenix also.
Just wanted to say that my prayers will be with you and am so very happy
you were able to create such a fantastic web site in honor of you son and
in hopes that it will help someone. I am glad I was able to meet
Jared. I know you miss him tremendously, but know that he is
with you always! God Bless!"
August 17 - Nancy says...
"Hello, My name is Nancy and I have visited this wonderful and informative
site. I am a member of a club called *Nspired. We are trying
to help people with an awareness page that is part of our site. I
would really like to make the information contained in this site to our
visitors that maybe contemplating suicide. Would you mind if I put
a link on my page to your page in the hopes of saving someone. Could
you please respond and let me know if this is all right with you."
July 22 - 'DeadPoet' says...
"CRY NO MORE BABE. SAY TO ME THE LOVE OF LIFE
STILL LIVES. SING THAT SONG THAT MAKES U SMILE. LET UR SMILE
SHINE FORGET THOSE THOUGHTS, I AM HERE TO HOLD U. SEE ME NOT AS THE
INVADER BUT THE CARE GIVER THE LOVER. SEE NOT THE DARKNESS
AND FORGIVE THE TRESPASS. SEE THE SHADOWS FADE AND HAPPINESS WILL STRIVE.
DON'T LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE LIVE FOR U AND FOR ME. LOVE HE FOR I
WILL I SHALL. TO DIE WITHOUT ME LEAVE ME NO LONGER. SEE NO MORE FAULT SEE
THIS TEAR HEAR YOUR CRY, LISTEN TO ME. THE LULLABY WILL FALL WITH ITS CRADLE
BED. I WILL NOT LET GO OF UR HAND AND WILL FOREVER HOLD U DEAR."
July 18 - Kim says...
"Hi... I really admire what you did when you created
that web site. Reading about your son's life made me cry and smile at the
same time. It's good that he will always be remembered and it's comforting
too. I really don't know how to comment other than that. I just want to
say I think what you did is wonderful."
July 13 - "vmim1" says...
"tears are shed
heads are bowed
thoughts running through and through
your son hears your prayers now.
though time was short
and a smile didn't last
memories will remain
of a boy who went so fast."
July 11 - Darlene says...
"I want to tell you that I was touched by your dedication to your
son Jared. He sounded like a remarkable little boy. I am currently
pregnant with my first child and if the doctors are right, it is a little
boy. I am so very excited about his arrival and I pray that I am
honored to have the same kind of memories that you have of Jared as he
grows older. I cannot fathom the pain that you and your family have
endured from such a tragedy but I admire your strength for sharing your
memories of him with others. I will keep you and your family in my
thoughts and in my prayers. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts
June 19 - Tim says...
"Though we are of differing religious backgrounds, I come to you
as a brother in Christ to thank you for doing what you do for this web
page. I stumbled upon it by accident, but feel that it was by the
hand of God. ...this story has made take a look at how I communicate
with others. It has taught me that I can not assume that any one
person knows I care. As a minister of youth, this page for your son
has inspired me to warn of this and that we should be desperate to show
love and kindness whenever we can. What you are doing is being used
by God to help people like me and other families like yours to take a good
look at the reality of topics like suicide among others. I truly
hope and pray that people will see this and have the same response I have
had, that is to try and share in the responsibility of teaching others
about things of this nature. I want to take this opportunity
to ask your permission to use your web page's material to teach in my youth groups of now or future.
given) I feel that some of the comments of friends
and family along with his life story will be a great way to show kids really
how fragile life is. The lessons taught by your tragedy can and will
be used in honoring and glorifying God the Father. I just want to
humbly ask permission. ...I want you to know that you and your family
are in my prayers even though time has past since Jared's death.
I can't attempt to comprehend the pain, but I do recognize it and know
that the void is still their. - CHRloveIST - Jacksonville, Tx."
June 16 - Tessa says...
"Hello, my name is Tessa. I am 10 years old. On this night I am spending
the night at my grandma's house. Earlier I had just noticed for the first
time that my grandmother wasn't going to be around forever. I know this
might sound stupid but it's true. I called my mom up the street and talked
to her about it. I said I loved my grandma just like I loved my mom.
And it's true. My mom and grandmother are the most cherished people in
my life. I'm not embarrassed to say that I'm crying while writing this
email. But please give me some tips on how to deal with losing with
an almost gone loved one. Thank you for your cooperation and patience to
read this. Thinking of you and Jared always, Tessa"
and later - June 22... "Hi, It's me
again. Thanx for all the info. I think It'll come in handy in a couple
June 11 - Michael says...
"MOM; I would like to know if you know about any camps or programs
that I could get information on about teen or child disturbance. I have worked
with kids of all ages for the past few years helping them rebuild their
lives. I enjoy working with kids in this field and am preparing to go back
to school to get a masters degree in the field. I would just like to know
if there is any information that I may have to help out. Thank you
fro your time." (I referred him
June 11 - Jamie says...
"hi my name is jamie and i am doing a report on suicide and i found
your sons web site... i am sorry and by doing this kind of report
i now know how i can help or see why people try to kill themselves....
i am glad you had this web site thanks for your time and i am sorry
about you son.. love always" (15 years old)
June 10 - Matt says ...
"Hi my name is matt im from ct., im 17, I accidentally popped up
on your page. I started to read some of the stuff of ur page, and I just
wanted to say Im sorry, Im sure dealing with it has been really hard. Its
really sad. I give u credit for dealing with it. hope things only get better."
June 10 - Jay says...
"HELLO I DON'T KNOW YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I
WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I READ YOUR SONS STORY AND I FEEL FOR YOU VERY MUCH
I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU IM SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WISH YOU THE
BEST OF LUCK ON TRYING TO GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE HAVING THIS BIG WEIGHT
ON YOUR SHOULDERS......."
June 9 - Diana says...
"Well I reading the page and I'm really sorry. Along time ago I was
trying to do that. I was wondering, if you want to talk to me about how
that happened, and how are you doing. thanks"
June 3 - Stacey says...
"Your website is beautifully done. I believe that your son would
be very proud to know how much his mom loves him. My heart goes out to
you for the loss of your son. Thank you for having the courage and strength
to share your son's story with others. I am sure that your website has
educated many persons and has saved many lives. I was able to use the information
about the SPAN network to complete an assignment for one of my social work
classes. The time and effort that you have spent creating this website
is greatly appreciated."
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