Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Broken Heart

In lieu of Wandering Wednesday, I have to get a few things off my chest.  The following post is written with tears and anger, and it may cause strong emotions in you, dear reader.  All I can say is, “Good!  It should!”  So, if you’re not in the mood to be saddened or angry, please divert your attention elsewhere.  If you decide to stick around, good luck. 

 

I love being a happy person.  I thrive on it, in fact.  Choosing to be happy keeps me healthy and sane.  Choosing to be happy also means I often have to avoid reading, watching, or listening to the news.  There are so many crimes against humanity that break my heart that it is impossible to maintain my happiness and still stay current with the news.  Crimes against children break my heart the most, especially now that I have my own daughter.

 

For some reason I have been unable to avoid the news this week, and there have been multiple stories about child abuse and neglect.  The one that has me so fired up this morning is this story.  For those of you who don’t have the time or desire to click on the link for you, let me sum it up.  A 2 year-old girl was beaten to death with a game controller by the mother’s boyfriend.  The mother overheard the abuse but did nothing about it until the girl was already unconscious!  I am shaking right now because I am SO ANGRY! 

 

What is wrong with people?!?  I’m having difficulty wording this post because I’ve committed to keeping the language on this blog clean, so bear with me.  According to evidence, this was not the first time this child had been abused.  The child was only 2 years old, for goodness sakes!  It doesn’t matter how angry a child can make a person, the result should never be violence!  EVER!  A 2 year-old cannot defend herself, therefore if something is going on, another person should step in and stop it!  ESPECIALLY THE CHILD’S MOTHER!!!

 

I’m sick right now.  Sick with anger.  Sick with sadness.  Sick with the desire to save everyone.  Sick with the desire to have the punishment be equal to the crime.  I’m almost willing to provide the punishment, even!

 

The anger and hurt I’m currently feeling could possibly have been fueled by the dream I had last night about Beth’s post To Audrey.  Beth, honey, you are one awesome woman, you know…

 

Off to find happier topics.  Thanks for listening.

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6 comments:

Monnik said...

I saw that article too. And it made me sick to my stomach...

I hate hearing stories like this. But they sure do make me cling to my little ones a bit tighter.

TTQ said...

I hate the news. Honey watches FOX news everynight to fall asleep to. I go to bed after he's asleep and I can change the channel. I did however catch the story about the 418 kids in Texas. Not sure what to think. speechless.

a 2 year old? unfreaking exusable. Especially since I can't have my own. Makes me so angry ...

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Oh, hon. You're not alone. That kind of shit pisses me off, and breaks my heart, too. I don't get it, either.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I have been without Internet all day, which is where I normally get my news. I look at my kids, and I just can't imagine standing by and letting someone harm them. I share you pain with you tonight.

namaste said...

andrea, (((((hugs)))))! you and i know that the world can be a very sad place for children. every thing happens for a reason, including you being prompted to write this post. thanks for your big beautiful heart!

:)

~m

carrie & troy keiser said...

Holy cow that's horrible! I don't know how someone can do such things to the innocent and helpless! Things like this are the reason why I too avoid the news... but one does need to be informed... so how do you balance?