Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just read a horrible article

I just read a horrible article, one that all parents should read but that I will not subject you to.  It was an article about parents accidentally leaving their children in a car to perish.  It was graphic.  It was horrible.  I don't really even know why I am sharing this article with you...  I cannot even FATHOM the pain these parents are feeling and will continue to feel for the rest of their lives.

These were not intentional.  They were accidents.

I remember reading or hearing about them and thinking horrible thoughts too.  Even judging them (and really... who am I to judge?).

After reading this article... (man oh man, I wish I hadn't read this article... ) I keep thinking how easy, not that's NOT the right word...  how avoidable.. yes, how uncomprehendable... yes, how with the added stress and preoccupation we all face... how easy it would be to do this. 

God this is unfathomable.

Accidents happen.  Just last night Joe was being trailered behind our bikes and the trailer tumped over.  He was fine.  He has a scraped elbow and a cut on a finger.  He was fine.  It was an accident.  J and I both feel horrible and that is all it was... a bike accident.

So I sit here...  wishing upon wishing I could go and hug my little boy.  I am probably a different person for having read this stupid article.  I can hope, and I can pray that all parents are conscious of a change up in routine and can urge them, and myself, to take extra precautions when doing so.

We can only protect our children so much... but this is one instance where with proper diligence...  we can all be better.


Lawfrog said...

Someone posted this article on Facebook and I am reading it right now. I'm only about halfway through. I cannot imagine the pain and guilt these parents are suffering. I cannot imagine how one would even start to try and recover from this. It's a good thing to post this article on blogs, Facebook, and other places. It's an important reminder to everyone to be more conscious in your daily life and not just go through the motions.

MrsSandro said...

Thanks for posting the aritcle. I think it's important to have a constant reminder of these types of things. Just today I accidently left some of my BF pump parts at home. My memory is shot. I saw the parts and normally my husband packs the bag. How could I forget something so important?? I know this is minimal (DOES NOT EVEN COMPARE) to leaving your child but if I can't remember to check for this what if my mind slips one day. It scares the crap out of me.