"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.

1/06/2009

goodbye Jett. heaven has one more angel...

the tragic death of John and Kelly Travolta's son Jett saddens me deeply. there is nothing in this world that i consider to be more painful than the death of your child. how parents go on after such a loss, is beyond me. i hope and pray i never have to face anything as heartbreaking as this. this picture haunts me, and i don't know why.... perhaps it's because Jett is holding his father with such love and tenderness, yet his look is sad, almost forlorn, as if he knows he will be leaving this world shortly. this picture was taken the day before he died. of course we will never know what he was really thinking, but i believe children have a knowing of things on some level that we as adults, lose connection with along the way.
in this picture i see the softness John has for his son, and the love they share is evident. in all the photos i looked through, he is always looking at Jett this way. the media speculates Jett was autistic, had seizures, and that somehow the parents didn't do enough to keep him healthy due to the Scientology religion they practice. i think that is BULLSHIT.... and who ever is making those statements are bastards and cowards to say such things at a time of tragedy and grief. people can be SO cruel, callous, and hateful. i am so sorry they have lost their precious son. i pray they eventually find a place of peace, although i don't know if that is even possible, when your child dies. this is SO sad.

God bless them all.

CRP




11 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm with you on this one, Girlfriend. How dare people stand in judgment! Maybe that's not what you would do with your child, but he WASN'T your child. Mind your own damn business!!!

I had a small taste of this kind of bullshit when my son was much younger. My husband and I were criticized for refusing to keep him on Ritalin to control his behavior. In my heart, I just felt it wasn't the right thing for my child. (Not to mention that it made him act like a zombie, and he stopped eating. No 6 year old should lose 10 pounds in a matter of a few weeks!!) Here we are, many years later, and I couldn't be prouder of my boy! The alternative behavior modifications worked and were able to get through those years.

How people feel it's their place to judge other parents is beyond me! Get a life!! All the Travolta family needs right now is prayers and support, not criticism.

greg said...

I am still so bothered by this. I don't have any kids and can't even begin to imagine how one deals with that kind of loss. It's terribly sad.

C said...

thank you thank you! how anyone can turn their heart off when people are in such pain, is inhumane. the travoltas lived for their children. they would have never done anything to harm them, or keep them from getting help. i truly believe that. it's not our place to judge how they go about that. i will always be haunted, as well, greg, and maybe it's because of the deep sadness we can only imagine they must be in. i do have 4 children and a grandson, and i can't even begin to fathom the devastation it would bring to me if something happened to one of them. oh. my. god.
and as much sadness as i felt about the caylee anthony case (previous posts) this hurts in a different way, maybe it's because there was such love involved, i dont know at this point.
i do pray for them all still, and for those who judge and condemn- i pray for them as well because i don't think they realize the impact of their words.

C

C said...

i wanted to say to chitowngirl that i agree with you.... it's always imperitive to follow your instincts as a mother. i too have stories like yours where i made the right decisions about my kids just by following what felt right to me in my gut. i think those inner instincts are really god trying to guide me to do so.

and there have been times i ignored it to the point of it slapping me in the face to make me see... i need to remember to stay connected to that part of me, as we ALL have everything we need to be whole and complete, right inside of us. that's where all of our answers are. all we need to do is acknowledge them.

C

J. Hi said...

I cannot even imagine the pain. My heart aches for them.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree...this is SO sad. I too don't know how I could ever go on if something happened to my girls....we must keep them close in our hearts!

Clippy Mat said...

C. when it comes to people and they way you feel about them, especially children, you always hit the nail on the head with your thoughts and comments. You have such compassion. :-)))
I agree that media speculation about things they cannot possibly know the truth of is disgusting.
They do this whenever any celebrity or high profile death is in the news and it's sickening.
We should try not to read any of it.
hugs,
:-))

C said...

thank you clippy. :)

C

supah ~d said...

Oh I felt it tooo with that same pic... felt it deeply.

sigh..
d

C said...

welcome supah~d.... always glad to see new faces, read new thoughts etc etc etc....
i like your blog, too. geez you sound SO busy.

C

C said...

welcome supah~d.... always glad to see new faces, read new thoughts etc etc etc....
i like your blog, too. geez you sound SO busy.

C