posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 07:37 AM
There is currently a rather emotional discussion going on about what should be done with the police officer who fired his service revolver into the
air to try to shoot a snake in a bird house and ended up killing a 5 year old boy nearby fishing at a pond with his grandfather.
I'd like to leave that discussion in that thread please - so if you have opinion on the officer please go here
I have been trying to keep up with this story and today I found this Daily Oklahoman article on the funeral for 5 year old Austin Haley. Since the
time the shooting death hit the local media it has been evident that Austin was an extremely spiritual child. He exhibited this both in his own
precocious commitment to his religion and in his relationships to people in his life. He has been described in numerous news articles and reports as
being beyond his years in his charitable and loving nature to his younger brother, friends and church family. He carried his Bible with him most of
the time and was extremely committed to church events. Now - doesn't matter what you think of "organized religion", the boy's extreme commitment
to both a living style and his own personal religion is a manifestation of extreme spirituality. Face it - we all get to exhibit that spirituality in
whatever way we choose.
It appears that a couple of weeks before this horrendous accident Austin started having premonitions of his own death. I'm going to lift a few
snippets and then I'll give you the entire article to read (please read it - it's about an awesome little angel who was taken from us).
About two weeks before his death, Austin started asking questions about heaven, Renee Haley said. He wanted to know what it would be like, how you
got there and if his favorite colors, black and gray, would be there.
The morning of his death, Renee Haley said Austin woke up crying. "He said ‘I'm going to miss you, Daddy and Dalton so much,” she said. She
promised she would do anything he wanted later that afternoon. He chose pushing him on the swing, helping him across the monkey bars, and going to
feeding the fish at the pond, she said.
Children are such awesome spiritual beings. But there is a trend that I would like to pull out of this. In my life I have noticed that approximately
2 weeks before an extremely traumatic event, there is a foreshadowing that is provided - IF WE STAY SPIRITUAL ENOUGH TO PICK IT UP. This has happened
in my life and in the lives of relatives. Foreshadowings right 2 weeks before a death, an accident or extremely bad news have occurred. I would like
to know if anyone else has experienced this "2 week warning" in their lives.
I look forward to reading your thoughts on this.
[edit on 8-10-2007 by Valhall]
Mod edit - replaced quotes with 'ex' tags for external material
[edit on 10/8/07 by masqua]