It saddens us that rumors are going around about the tragic event that happened to our family on Thursday, May 23rd.
Aaron had NOT been planning this. It would not be honorable to Aaron to discuss the details here. But please let us say that there is NOTHING that a child could EVER do that would cause their parent to feel any less love for them.
The only way our family has made it through this so far is that we are a Christian family who dedicated Aaron to the Lord as a baby and we KNOW beyond the shadow of a doubt that Aaron accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour when he had reached an age of accountability.
Aaron, just weeks ago, admitted to one of his classmates in a note passed back in forth in class, that he was a Christian and knew Jesus as his Saviour but that he knew he was not where he needed to be in his Christian walk. This is a very bold thing for a 14-year-old to admit to one of his peers. This one simple piece of paper that was handed into the principal's office (after Aaron got into trouble at school) has been a huge help to us as his parents in this terrible time in our lives.
My cousin passed away at 19. His mother told me she once asked a preacher about all the trouble her son had been into. The preacher asked her "But did you ever kick him out of your house and make him change his name?" She replied "Of course not!" He responded "Then what makes you think that the Lord would do such a thing?"
Consider what the Bible says about this:
"Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him." - Matthew 7:9-11
Please know that we are at peace knowing that Aaron is in God's hands.
Bill and Barbie Rebsamen