Thursday’s Mess….Oh we just heard some terrible news in our office. Our brick mason’s 13 year old daughter was raped. I cannot imagine the pain and anger these people are dealing with. All I know is that it makes me ill to think of these things happening. Thank GOD that the parents know about this and that this little girl doesn’t have to deal with this as some big secret. As hard as it is to imagine, I hope it was not a family member…..is that a proper request??? I mean, to think of it being a member of your own family is bad enough, but if it were a stranger or someone who you would never be able to catch up with…..there is no easy answer here. And with Hadon’s new book entries I so just want to run home and hug my little girl so hard. She is so sweet an innocent and I’d like to keep her that way! Dear Jesus….all I can pray for is the blood of Jesus to surround her and keep her safe.
Friday’s Update. YES the guys that did this to this little girl were arrested. The sad thing is that the man is a friend and co-worker and it was him & his brother who attacked the girl. The mother was best friends with the wife and in the friends wedding and even hosted a baby shower for them. Her daughter had been babysitting for the couple. At 2am the mother woke up and felt the need to check in and called the girl. She said everything was fine. At 3am she was raped by both men …only one waswearing protection.
On the notes of abuse and children, I remember having an Uncle (not blood related) who we all thought of as a dirty old man. I don’t know what is was about him exactly, but the old “come sit on my lap” thing made us all uncomfortable. I don’t recall that he ever got “out of line” it just was weird. Now he may have just been a loving man for all I know, but my girl cousin also mentioned the same discomfort. My Nanny was surprised to learn we felt that way about him. We were always in the presence of other people, so things were obvious to the eye, we just gave him the customary “hug and kiss” and got back to what we were doing as quickly as possible.
Well….I guess that’s my “black” Good Friday stories. I hope everyone has a good Easter Weekend!