The Formative Years / by Alumni Development

By: Tony Meyers

During my time at Southeastern, my wife and I loss our first child. She was stillborn at 39 weeks. My wife was going into labor as we found out. The experience was life changing. It made me think more pastorally in my education. The things I was learning were brought to life in a fresh way. Through the sorrow, a new zeal was put to my education.

I also appreciate the care of the professors during my loss. Dr. David Jones was particularly comforting. He had me in his office and we talked in depth about the experience. He seemed to have a great blend of comfort and joy as he talked to me.