Usually, I like to write about the funny in my family’s life. Son No. 1 provides lots of fodder for my blog with his love of magic, knitting, sewing, writing books, DJing…the list goes on and on. He is a brilliant, engaging old soul who dares to be different without batting so much as an eyelash.
I read a story about a 12-year-old boy, Joel Morales, who had been taunted and bullied by classmates and, despite moving schools, the bullying continued. Last week he hung himself in his family's apartment.
My older son is not too far away from twelve. I can't imagine what Joel's family is going through—what this boy went through that brought him to the point he felt he had no other choice but to kill himself.