My heart is broke and my mind can barely focus on anything today. My friends and fellow bloggers, John & Maggie Dobbs lost their son John Robert Dobbs who was 18 years old and supposed to graduate from high school tonight. What a horrible, horrible tragedy! There are no words that can describe the pain of losing a child. I have literally wanted to throw up since I heard the news. I ask, no I beg, that you please keep the Dobbs family in your prayers this weekend. I will be.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Anonymous says:

    My heart truly goes out to the Dobbs family. I almost lost my son his Sr. year. The boy driving the car did not make it home!

    Hold them close in your heart, cry with them, pray with them, and listen to them even when they aren’t talking, much is said in silence! They are going to need you for a long, long time!

  2. Donna says:

    Trey, it is so hard to know what to say or do. John has a strength that amazes me. I can’t function for 10 minutes without thinking of him and his pain.

  3. TREY MORGAN says:

    Donna, I understand completely. There are no words at this time that can make things better.

  4. willow says:

    they are in our prayers

  5. James says:

    I wondered if you would post on this given your senior about to graduate. Both the Dobbs and your family, as well as a number of other familes I know with graduating seniors, are in my thoughts and prayers. You are right there are no words, but, God still sits on the throne. He is there even when we don’t feel it or are angry etc.

    The reality of this all has forced me years ago to give my children to God. It would be more than I could bear. I can’t even think of the possibility without Him.

  6. Solo says:

    Praying for the Dobbs family.

  7. Stephanie says:

    My heart and prayers are with his family and to everyone that reads this….It brought me to tears and I can’t imagine what it is making other people including his family… GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND TO EVERY SENIOR and THEIR FAMILIES….steph

  8. Stoogelover says:

    They have been in my prayers … I cannot fathom this present pain for that family, and I deal with dying and death every day.

  9. preacherman says:

    I pray that JD and family will feel each one of us in prayer. There is power in numbers. I pray for comfort and strength for the days, weeks and months ahead.
    Oh, we mourn.

  10. paul says:

    I can’t imagine that kind of loss. Only Heaven can heal that hurt.

  11. Anonymous says:

    It must be very hard for them. My thoughts are with them and I’ll pray for them.

  12. johndobbs says:

    Thank you Trey and the rest of you. Yesterday afternoon we had such an oasis of peace and Maggy and I know it was the answer to so many prayers. We prepare this morning to drive to North Mississippi to bury our son. Maybe that oasis of peace will be ours once again if you will keep on praying for us.

  13. TREY MORGAN says:

    John … we will and we’ll continue!

  14. Dcmba says:

    I can’t imagine the sense of loss, but I do think I can see God in John’s strength. Prayers continue to be delivered.

  15. Zack says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dobbs family as well in this time of grief, sadness, and pain.

  16. Kim says:

    The Robinson’s are lifting up the Dobb’s family at this time of loss and sorrow. I cannot even fathom the pain and anguish they must be going through. May the God of all comfort surround them and hold them in the days ahead.

  17. Tucker says:

    Hey Trey,

    I still wrestle with what to say and what to do. There are times I wish I never had a computer, but for some reason, God makes this community work. I know John and Maggy are going to make it, I just hate the pain!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Brandon: In my life I have had alot of loss, Brandy Lowe was the sister I never had and lived next door to me, She was going to be a pedeatrician for children, When she was 21 years old, Her and her cousin was shot to death by a friend out of anger. My second loss was my friends son and his story can be seen on He was only 18 and was in a car accident. You learn to live by the moment in time and that to appreciate every day as it’s a “Gift” from God!

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