Monday, January 28, 2008

Can't get this off my mind

After seeing this story last week on the news about the double homicide in Marshfield, it really got me thinking, how can a mother expose her children to this type of person. As a mother, my concerns are: is Jordan eating enough healthy foods, is he getting enough sleep, am I spending enough time with him, let alone am I exposing him to such violent behaviour. I feel so bad for what these kids had to see. I had to do some preproduction for this particular story and I had to pull a line from the affidavit that read:

HER 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AUTUMN ROGERS WAS IN THE ROOM AT THE TIME AND WAS SHOT IN THE FOOT. ACCORDING TO A SWORN AFFIDAVIT--
"AUTUMN SAID SHE SAW RICHARD SHOOT HER MOMMY AND THEN HE SHOT HER IN THE FOOT...AUTUMN SAID RICHARD SHOT HER MOMMY NOW THEY HAVE TO BURY HER."

And as I just re-typed that the chills once again...down my spine. These children are scarred for life, I'm afraid. And although I don't know the whole story and what the background is and I know I shouldn't judge, oh but it just upsets me by what some mother's have to go through and what their children have to go though.

3 comments:

Brendy said...

Boy, do I agree with your latest blog. The things that some children are subjected to are appalling.
As your friend Kelli's Mom,I thank God for the values I was raised by and therefore, that's how my kids were raised. I was a Ward of the State of Maine for the first three years of my life and then was adopted into a wonderful, loving home. Had that not happened, I dread to think how my life would have been.
I searched many years ago and found out about my birth family.. that is another whole story in itself. I was so lucky to grow up in the family I did and not my birth family. I have brothers and sisters who did not fare as well.
You are always wondering if you are doing the right things with Jordon. I think you are a great Mom. I love reading about both of you. Keep up the good work.
Brenda

Maine Mom said...

This is so sad. It does make me thankful for the upbringing I had and the upbringing my children are getting.

Meg said...

Nice to find a fellow maine mom!

Stories like this lead me to the couch for a long snuggle with the Punks.