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Could You Forgive
by Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen

Monday, February 02, 2009
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SUGAR LAND, Texas -- A family of four was shot, resulting in the deaths of a mother and a son, as they walked into their Sugar Land house Wednesday night while an intruder was burglarizing it.




Officials told News2Houston a person broke into the family's home on the 2200 block of Heron Way in the Sugar Lakes subdivision around 8 p.m. Wednesday while family members were not there.


Investigators said the Whitaker family was out for dinner when the burglar broke into the house. When they arrived home and walked through the front door, the intruder -- wearing a mask -- fired shots at all four family members, killing 19-year-old Kevin Whitaker at the scene.


The mother, Patricia Whitaker, 51, was transported by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital; however, she died before she arrived.


The father, Kent Whitaker, 55, was also taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is listed in fair condition.


Another son, 23-year-old Bart Whitaker, is also hospitalized in fair condition. Both men are scheduled for surgery Saturday to remove bullets from their shoulders.

Could you forgive

If your own blood

Took the life

Of your wife and oldest son?

What if you found out

It was your younger son.

The father made a decision

Early on

Before he knew the killer

Was his youngest Son

That he was going to have

To forgive the one who took

His wife and older son


Copyright Michelle R Kidwell


4:17 P.M PST

Authors Note: They have Kent Whitaker on Oprah today, talking about forgiviness, this happened nearly six years ago, but that kind of pain never leaves, still there is power in forgivness...



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Reviewed by 000 000 2/2/2009
I just do not know. Very tragic this is and I will pray for their comfort
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/2/2009
I'm human and would have a very hard time forgiving. But with God, all things are possible. And: if we want our Heavenly Father to forgive us, we need to forgive those that trespass against us. A story of horror and Grace, beautifully, compassionately penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 2/2/2009
Tragic and you read about it more and more...I could forgive him, but he would still have to pay for what he had sad and heartbreaking. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 2/2/2009
Why did the younger son do such a crime? What had caused him to do the killings???

I don't think I would be able to forgive the son. There's a limit to forgiveness. Perhaps others can, but I can't.

This is just plain AWFUL!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o(

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/2/2009
I would have a very hard time doing this; but knowing I would have to; it's what Christ would want. Great thought provoker you've penned, Michelle; keep up the awesome writing! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

It was great talking to you earlier; thanks for calling! :)
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