Sarah - posted on 03/06/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I was reading a magazine article, i can't find a link to it so i will try to explain it.
A mother and her son were in a car crash.
The son was on life support, but nothing more could be done. The mother was ok.
The father and the son's big sister came to the hospital to say their goodbyes.
The father and the mother had a conversation where the father basically said that he didn't want the son to "go to Heaven on his own" he wanted to go with him.
After another conversation where the Mother said SHE should "go with him to Heaven" it was decided that the Father should as their daughter would need the Mother.
The Father then tried to commit suicide in the hospital, but was saved by doctors present.
The son's life support was switched off.
Some time after the funeral, the Father hanged himself.
The Mother, SUPPORTS his decision to take his own life to be with their son.
My thoughts on this are that it was incredibly cruel to the daughter, who has now lost a brother AND a father.
Also, if you're going to look at it from a Christian point of view (although the article didn't say what, if any, religion they were) surely the Father wouldn't get into Heaven as suicide is a sin.