It was an ordinary day. Struggling with my thoughts today as I write this story. This past Thursday I wrote a story of a young man who took his own life while in prison for the murder of three people; his best friend and his best friend's parents. Throughout this terrible tale which began on May 12, 2007, I often thought about the parents and siblings of the boy who committed the crime, Alec Kreider. I can remember Alec from his time in the Manheim Township Middle School and even though I never experienced him as a student, I do remember him from photographs I took of him for the school yearbook. But, I never got to know the parents of Alec. I'm sure they were just like myself and my wife in that they wanted the best for their son as he grew from childhood to become an adult. But, in this case that didn't happen. I feel sorrow for not only the boy but his parents. He confided in his father about a month after the murders that he was the one who had committed them. How awful his father must have felt. I still get chills and tears in my eyes just thinking about it. And, to have to turn your own son into the police ... well, I'm not sure I could have done that. But, his father Tim did the absolute right thing. I'm sure he has thought about that every single day of his life since that fateful day of June 16th, 2007 when he told the authorities about his son. The few days that elapsed from the time his son told him until the day he talked to the police must have been unbearable, just as that month was for Alec when he told no one of his terrible deed. Well, today I got to visit the internet site titled "Refuse To Drown" and read the father's heart-wrenching story which led from the day his son told him of the murders till the day he was notified of Alec's death. The Blog post tells the story of a young, troubled boy who loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his family. What follows is the text that Tim wrote in his blog. Tim's website: "Refuse To Drown- A Father's Unthinkable Choice" can be found at: www.refusetodrown.com and you may care to visit it. Tim has co-authored a book about his experiences which no one should have to ever go through. May both Tim and his son Alec be at peace now! It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.