Monday, March 08, 2010

Marie Osmond buries her son

Losing a child is one of the most devastating things that can happen to any parent. When I read that Marie Osmond's son, Michael, committed suicide I felt great sympathy for her loss. I may not agree with how her church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has dealt with the whole gay marriage issue - but - she deserves to be able to grieve in peace. I was so disappointed to read that actress Roseanne used her blog to criticize the Mormons. Poorly done Roseanne, poorly done.

"I'd just like to say thank you to everybody," said Marie Osmond. "As you see I have amazing support from great men, my family, my brothers. God was very wise when he put me into a family with honorable men because they have served as examples for my children." And so, Osmond, 50, said she wanted to use this occasion of horrible grief to "honor my children." "I'm so proud of each and every one of you," she said. "I'm proud of my son and I honor his birthmother who's here today, who gave me the greatest gift. Thank you for those beautiful 18 years." READ MORE