2010.12.08 Nate Elarton: Proud of community's response
I am saddened by the news and tragic events surrounding my home town, Morenci, Mich. Many ask me about the family and if do I know the children and family involved. I do some, but does it matter? Whether we know someone or not, this is heart-wrenching and sad.
I want to say this. I am proud of my little town that has pulled together to search for the boys. That is the benefit of a small town, where people know and really care for one another. I daily see my friends on the news as they are being interviewed. I see the people of Morenci, searching, cooking, serving, love, weeping and praying. I am honored to have grown up in that border town, called Morenci.
I pray for the mom of these three boys. I know her and cannot imagine Tanya’s pain and grief. Bless your heart, Tanya. I pray that God will give her what she needs on a daily and hourly basis.
Thank you Morenci! I know I left you over 25 years ago, but I have always been thankful to have grown up there, and love it every time I return. The nation mourns with you, but your love and commitment to one another and to the Skeltons is a testimony of goodness and authentic love and care. My prayers are shooting your way!
– Nate Elarton