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08-12-2007, 02:51 PM
My daughter just got the sad word that the 3 year old son of a musician friend of hers drowned yesterday.

Apparently the little boy slipped out of the house and then fell in the swimming pool.

He was this family's only child. Please pray for the father, Adam, and his wife. (I don't know her name).

I have met the dad several times and will try to go to the funeral and / or the visitation. Pray that God gives me words of comfort.

08-12-2007, 02:58 PM
Pray'n for the family and for you!

08-12-2007, 03:26 PM
How sad. Praying for the family!

08-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Prayer is certainly needed....Praying.

08-12-2007, 08:58 PM
Praying for comfort is this horrible situation.

08-13-2007, 07:24 AM
Praying for all concerned...

08-13-2007, 09:29 PM
I went to the visitation at the funeral home tonight. It was a closed casket but with lots of photos displayed and a running slide show of pics on two screens.

He was an adorable little boy. The parents are kind of "hippies". The dad is a keyboardist in a rock band. He had a great night Friday night with a sold out concert and then the very next day his little boy died. It was so sad to see him just watching that slide show over and over again of pics of little Silas. I had never met the mom but she is a beautiful young woman who has to be going through hell on earth. There was a photo album of pics when Silas was born and then some framed black and white photos of him as a newborn with his mom looking down at him and him looking up at her.

Here is the obituary that appeared in the local newspaper. I told the dad I would be praying for him and I would like those of you reading this to help me do that. As the father of three children I can't even imagine what this mom and dad are going through.


Silas Rock Botner

Heaven has gained a new angel who is the sweetest and brightest little boy in paradise, Silas Rock Botner, age 3, of Murfreesboro left this world in a tragic accident on August 11, 2007. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Unity Church of Life in Murfreesboro with Reverend Felicia Blanco-Searcy officiating. Burial will follow in the Gordon cemetery.

Left here on earth with broken hearts and grief beyond measure are his brave loving parents Adam and Amanda Botner; paternal grandparents G’Paw and Ma B, Greg and Lora Botner of Danville, KY; maternal grandparents Paw Paw and NeeNa, James “Jim” and Louise Hardaway of Nashville; great grandparents Frances Botner and James and Flona Tewmey all of Harrodsburg, KY, Nancy Hardaway of Nashville and Helen Williamson of Welch, OK; an aunt Ashley Botner and uncles Adam and Andrew Hardaway. He was preceded in death by his great grandfathers Dr. J.A. “Rock” Hardaway, Stanley Botner and Gordon Williamson.

Memorials may be made to the Unity Church of Life in Murfreesboro, the Community Care Fellowship of Nashville or the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Lexington, KY. The family will receive friends Monday night from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel 615-893-5151 www.woodfinchapel.com

08-14-2007, 11:12 AM
gut wrenching. so sad.

08-14-2007, 11:14 AM
Very Sad...

here's a poem I wrote that you can give the family if you'd like..

Heavens Little Flowers

Are there lilies up in Heaven?
Do they play among the stars?
Do they smile and wiggle while they giggle
to catch the eye of God?
Do they run and hide through fields of joy?
Do they sleep up on the clouds?
Are there angels watching over them?
Are they safe in the arms of God?

Momma’s tears and Daddy’s fear
have been broken by love.
And searching for tomorrows as they
look to heaven above.
So say goodbye for now,
for we’ll meet upon that morn
When God opens the Gate’s of heaven
and you rush into my arms.

And the Angels watch the lilies
as they close their little eyes.
The tousled hair and quiet prayers as they
sing them lullabies.
And sleeping so sweetly
So you’ll never wonder why

God loves the lilies and
all of heaven sighs.

R Graham

Sister Alvear
08-15-2007, 09:39 PM
have been praying for this family...