My heart aches today.   Over the weekend, Saturday to be exact, a local 12-year-old girl went missing.  The story is that she was riding her bike in the afternoon and never returned home.  The searches had begun by that evening, candlelight vigils by Monday and the awful news this morning.  This young girls body was found in a  recycling container.

My heart aches for this family.  We do not know them but they are any all of us. They live just a few minutes away and this girls could have been any of our children.

You live in the suburbs believing that you are safe.  Yes you lock the doors, and at night you leave the front light on as if it will protect your family while you sleep.  As hard as we try, we can not keep our children 100% safe.

Tell them the truth, there are bad people out there.  Teach them as much as you can.  Love them, hug them, kiss them, be there and know what they are doing.  As my girls get older, I am finding this harder but it is my job.  I struggle to find the line between allowing them to stretch their wings and the realities of the world.  I want to wrap them in bubble wrap , keep them in my sight for ever.  But that is not possible.

A few minutes ago, police pulled her bike from a nearby house.  What a world.

I felt the need to update this post….an arrest has been made.  I am sick, two teenage brothers who want parts from her bike.  What in the hell are we becoming?  Here is the link.

4 thoughts on “Heartache”

  1. I am so upset and my heart is breaking by this and I don’t even know this young girl, but when you have children and how close it is to where you live, it hits you hard. Debbie is one of her teachers at Clayton this year and Debbie is a mess. She also taught her brother a couple of years ago. My sister Karen along with Debbie and my husband went out on Sunday night to search for her. Then again last night Debbie and Karen handed out fliers at the Wash. Twp. High school soccer game. They said people were so helpful taking fliers and saying they would hand them out to. It is amazing how many people came together to search for this young girl. It is so awful to think that anyone could commit such a heinous act against a child or anyone. Like you said there will be a time when we can not keep them in our sight for every moment and I am now dreading that time. My thoughts and prayers got out to the family and all that have been touched by this very sad and horrific nightmare that has happened.

    1. I can only hope I never feel the kind of loss that this family is feeling, no one should! I am sorry For Debbie and the rest of these young kids who have to wrap their heads around the senseless loss of a friend. I want to reach out and hug those poor parents, not that anything could ease this pain.

      I was reading some of the early rumors about the house where the bike was pulled out of and IF it is true it was over the bike.

      I don’t know these people at all but I really am so sad. I guess the fact that the community was so helpful and came together is a good thing, not everything is bad but the evil that exists is just beyond me.

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