Wow. I’m having the hardest time finding a blog idea. This isn’t like me. Usually, I have too many to post. I know what my problem is so I should be able to move past it.
My friend Lyn over at Lyn’s Licks & Laughs says it more eloquently than me today, but this local murder has me so depressed. She has details and links but I find I can’t follow them today. The TV is off because we’re drowning in this story here and I think I’ve had enough bad news this week.
I even tried to keep the actual details of it from my kids. They knew the little girl died, but not how. I didn’t think about school. Yesterday, my daughter came home crying and asked me to explain why someone would do such a thing. Then later, my eight-year-old son heard she died during a news commercial plug and asked me why anyone would kill a ten-year-old girl.
It’s not something that can be explained. You offer the general “he was crazy” or sick in the head. You tell them bad things happen and there are bad people out there. You use it shamelessly to remind them that’s why you don’t let them go here alone or why you’re so strict about other things. But a child isn’t going to understand something like this. Ever. I’m an adult and I can’t.
Since I’d rather not bring all my readers down, I’ll pick up the posts tonight or tomorrow. I have more medical tests today, so that’s on my mind as well. It’s just possible, I’m a little down cause I don’t feel well either. Take care. Hug someone you love today. 🙂