Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A new prayer request

Please pray for the Miles Harrison family and the Russian adoption community:

On Tuesday, Miles Harrison left his 21 month old little boy, Chase, in his SUV all day when he went to work and forgot to drop him off at daycare. The child did not survive. Miles Harrison collapsed when he learned about his sons death and was taken to the hospital. He has been charged with the manslaughter of Chase.

Chase was adopted from Russia in March, about the same time as we adopted Aidan. We first learned about Chase's existance upon our return when we took Aidan to the pediatrician. Apparantly, Chase was being seen by the same pediatrician as Aidan and they had remarked at the time how strange it was that there was another little boy from Russia with the last name of Harrison! I wish now we had pursued getting to know the other Harrison's as they live just in Purcellville, the town next to ours.

I can't even imagine what the Harrison's are experiencing at this time. My heart just breaks for them and for little Chase. Please keep them and the Russian adoption community/process in your prayers.

5 comments:

Tiger & Kar said...

Hi Stacy! My name is Karyn and I think I found your blog on the Int'l VA Yahoo group. We live close to Quantico & brought our precious boy, Ilya, home from Moscow in May.

I just heard about the Harrison's this morning and it absolutely breaks my heart. I cannot imagine what this family is going through. This is a horrible, horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to each of them, and prayers are being lifted up for all involved.

kattmcevilly said...

I am just horrified! That poor family! I can't even imagine going through all of what they went through and to then deal with his death. My heart and prayers go out to them! Give my sweet Aidan a huge hug and kiss from his Aunty!

Janine said...

This is so very sad. I just don't understand how it can happen. Poor baby Chase! How very scared he must have been. May he be at peace.

And it's just so sad that his death may affect other children from finding their forever families. It's just so sad.

Suz said...

Do you know which region Chase was adopted from?

Lori said...

uuugh! I was just checking on you..terrible news...prayers are going up...glad to here Aiden is growing so well...I hope to get the same good news when we take Ellie in in a few weeks!