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If Jonathan Could Return For A Day

Updated on November 8, 2014
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.


I was perusing the answers section of hubpages this evening and found the following question:

Who do you wish you could bring back from heaven for one day?

by leaderofmany

I didn't have to think too hard about this one. Yes, there are many I would love to have back, but in all actuality, they are in a much better place being in Heaven than on Earth.

I would only want Jonathan back for one day to first and foremost hold and hug him one more time and to know the whole truth. The truth to what happened that fateful night on June 23rd,2007.

I have written many hubs on this whole subject.

I believe I do know what happened, but no charges were ever filed until just hours before the statute of limitations were up and the prosecutor of Laclede county, Missouri never even tried.

Lets go back through the whole process that we went through and the hubs I wrote on it: This is going to be difficult, so I am going to take a few days to write this. I will have to walk away from it from time to time.


At The right I am linking each and every hub I wrote that concerned Jonathan at all. I am trying to put them in order of when I wrote them so you, the reader, can follow it from the start.

This hub will tell you where I am with it now and what I think Jonathan would tell if he was to come back for a day.

June 23rd, 2007

There had been so much stress. My daughter was "hooked up" with an ex-con who, I felt, was abusing her son, my grandson, from a previous relationship.

The Department of Family Services had been slightly involved, but the caseworker was a younger woman who didn't have children and thought she knew all about raising kids. She said she didn't feel David Olson was abusing Jonathan and I thought different.

My daughter was pregnant by Olson and working a full time job while he sat at home and, I think dealt drugs and watched Jonathan.

My wife was at Walmart and I was working on my truck at home. My wife, Jonda received a call from my daughter to get to the hospital, it was the baby. Jonda's thoughts were the fetus and when she arrived and found it was Jonathan she called me.

I raced to the hospital. Jonathan was on the gurney and there was a bruise on one cheek and a cut over one eye. I held the little boy I had dearly loved and cherished. The doctor pronounced him dead while he was in my arms. I set him down and ran out of the room with all intent of killing David Olson. Police grabbed me; they had him in a sealed room.

The police and detectives allowed David Olson back into the place where Jonathan was killed to get his belongings just 1 1/2 hours after the tragic event.

I was livid and wanted answers.

Lebanon, Missouri

This all happened in the Ozarks of Missouri; Lebanon, Missouri to be exact.

I have thought long and hard and going through the whole story will probably do me no good. My heart just cannot take it. If you want to know all, just read the links in order.

What I will do is tell you what I believe Jonathan would say if he came back from Heaven for a day. I believe that if that were to happen; Laclede county, Missouri would have to file second degree murder charges against David M. Olson. But would they?

Jonathan's Statement

"Hi Pawpaw, Heaven is beautiful! Grandma told me to tell you she loves you and she is proud and happy for you.

Pawpaw, David hurt me. He used to beat me and he dealt drugs and told on people involved with drugs. He was weird. He used to make me get in the shower with him and he did terrible things to me; gross things that Jesus says Olson better repent of or he will burn in everlasting fire.

That night Pawpaw, he had me in the shower right after he did a bunch of methamphetamine. We were in there for 1 hour and David was being even more weird than usual. I slipped and fell and I was crying loud because it hurt. David kept trying to stop me from crying and then he put that wash cloth over my nose and mouth and ran water into it from the shower. I felt like I was drowning. I quit screaming and he threw me down. I crawled to the back of the tub and saw Jesus. Jesus said I would be with Him soon.

I awoke and saw Mommy screaming for help. I felt stuff all over my body and sirens.

Pawpaw, I remember your face just before I saw Jesus. You were crying; I saw Grandma and Mommy too. Jesus held me and showed me a new home. It is wonderful and no one could hurt me anymore.

Pawpaw, Jesus told me that I'm supposed to tell you that just because that David escaped justice on the Earth, he never will in Heaven. Other people will have to answer for their reasoning for not helping too.

Thanks for fighting Pawpaw. Your prayers were heard over and over by God and He will answer them. Justice will come!

Someday soon, you will be with all of us here. Jesus told me to tell you to keep listening to the Holy Spirit. Keep showing what He shows you.

I love you Pawpaw!"


I am crying; crying tears of sadness and joy.

I know that there is a Heaven and there is a Hell.

I know that there is really no true justice on Earth but God's justice will be true and pure.

The memories that this hub has brought up has been difficult. I reread many of the comments on those prior hubs and my blood pressure seems to be very high.

Oh, what God must have felt when Jesus was put on that cross.

With that, I am going to leave you with the video I made for Jonathan. I pray that no one must ever go through a similar event. I pray that child abuse and the senseless deaths of children is taken out of this Earth. I pray that anyone who has experienced something similar will look to Jesus. He is our Rock and Fortress. May He reign supreme!

Thank You Jesus.

Rest in Peace Jonathan, Jonda and all others who have gone on to that wonderful place called Heaven!

In Memory of Jonathan Boudonck

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2012 Greg Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you peachpurple. You are right; God's justice will reign supreme!

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am sorry to hear the lost of your grandson. He is a cute boy, too young to know what death is all about. Don't worry, God will care for him and justice will be done.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      4 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Well Phyllis,

      David Olson is in prison for 2 separate offenses. He molested a 9 year old girl and he was an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. I believe for that he got a total of 4 years.

      No matter what, he will have to answer, along with all others who were a part of this.

      Thanks for your caring.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Froggy, I am at a loss for words here - so saddened for you and your family. I pray for Justice for Jonathan and healing for you and your loved ones.

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      7 years ago

      I love you froggy. May God bless you and your family. Jonathan and Jonda are resting with God. Let's help others find the way.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks to all of you; I pray it may save another child. I miss and love you Jonathan.

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      7 years ago from Nigeria

      such a sad and touching story. dont worry GOD is in control

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      7 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Froggy213....I had to stop sobbing long enough to send you my heartfelt understanding. Your sad and moving story has touched me to the very depths of my soul. When I came upon this hub, I was jolted back to my own nightmare of hell. The similarities are striking, my dear friend. I too, lost my precious 22 month-old grandson, "Johnathan," due to the egregious negligence and irresponsible actions of an amoral adult male. I literally feel your pain....for my own remains unbearable. Worse than this, my own suffering seems to pale to that of Johnathan's broken-hearted Daddy, my son. Wanting to take this torture from my son has been my greatest need. If you wish, you may go to my hub site and read our tragic tale. I can't help but believe that our precious "Johnathans," are now good buddies in paradise, smiling down to comfort those of us who grieve their loss. God Bless you.

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      7 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

      I'm a Child Protection Officer and I feel that a great injustice has been done to your family. I am so touched by your story and will carry it in my heart each time I go out on a case. Thank you for sharing such a touching and personal story.

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      Greg Westerman 

      7 years ago

      I just read this and watched the vid. I feel for you and your man. I too am suffering right now and can understand your pain in a sense....different than mine is right now but pain all the same. Thank you for sending me this. If you do not mind I m going to post it on my face book page right now.

      God is blessing you my brother. I pray for you and yours. Thank you for your prayers for me in advance.


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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      7 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Oh my God, you have written a touching hub. I am in tears now. How sad, such a beautiful child whose life ended before it began. That beautiful child, if he lived, could have contributed so much to this world. I am totally nonplussed at how "people" could murder innocent children.


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