Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday Madness!

Warning: This is actually a rant and rave, stomp my feet, one fist in the air and the other on the keyboard post.

I am sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. And very, very angry.

I am tired of watching the photo of the alleged killer of a precious, innocent child flashed across my television screen. I am tired of his smug look, his flat affect, and his dark eyes.

I refuse to print his name. The media has printed it enough.

I do not want to see anyone allegedly or even remotely associated with the brutal murder of a child, in custody or not in custody, sipping champagne and eating pate.

I do not want to hear about his life, his surgery, or anything else.

I do not want to hear his name in full- first, middle and last names- as if he is some sort of celebrity.

I want to see JUSTICE. I want to see a little girl's killer put away for life- whoever that may be.

I want to see her grieving father be at peace at last.

I want to see a mother's memory honored- a mother who suffered from cancer, then lost her life to the dreadful disease before her daughter's killer was brought to justice.

I want to see our country regard children as highly as we do stray animals.

I want to see mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers finally stand up and say, "We have had enough!"

I want to hear children laughing and playing, instead of crying from fear and abuse.

I want to hear about a neighbor who did call the police, and kept calling until someone saved a child from his abusive home.

Until then, I am turning off the news.

I am going to continue to get too involved. I will keep recieving Amber Alerts on my cell phone. I will keep an eye on the predator list. I will use the strength, courage and wisdom that God gave me. I will strive each day to be the arms of Jesus, holding my own child in love, and reaching out to each and every child I meet.

God, please be with us.


Big Mama said...

Amen sister.

Laurel Wreath said...

Amen, I stand with ya.

Melissa said...

"And all God's children said...AMEN!"

Oh, how I miss the days of my youth (which really wasn't that long ago), when it was so much safer to be a kid!

Susanne said...

Yes, yes and amen! So agree with you! Sad that the media takes people who do horrendous things and gives them fame and camera time and even sadder that we in our countries, as a people allow them too. (And even if he didn't do it, what kind of person would say he did).

Catez said...

I can relate to how you feel/think on this.