Monday, February 22, 2010
If you have been watching the news in the last 24 hours you will know that in our local community here on the Sunshine Coast and now as far as Bundaberg it has been a horrific 24 hours. This morning as I sat and watched the morning news..which by the way I never do..tears streamed down my face as I heard about our local bubba Conan Ruster. He was found this morning drowned in the dam that is on his property here in Tewantin. He was just 22 months old. I cried for his parents, his family and friends..I cannot begin to comprehend what they are going through, but we are a small community and they will be rallied around and supported as much as possible.
Then, the story of the 8 year old girl, stolen from her bed in the night, horrific things done to her and dumped in a drain. What the f*&k..I am sorry but this story has just dominated my thoughts today along with little Conan. I cannot evern fathom how those parents are feeling. As the mother of an 8 year old daughter, it sent chills through me as I watched the story unfold..I just do not understand it..to put your baby to bed, kiss them goodnight and wake up to a now, neverending nightmare. Who are these monsters who think they can take these children..I just dont understand...
Then there are the 3 young men who fell to their death at Pt Arkwright yesterday. Alcohol and and arguement and now they are all dead, early 20's young men, lost. We also lost 2 other young men in an accident just a kilometre up the road last wednesday..more death on our roads.
I cried today for the 7 mothers of these beautiful children they have lost. I cried for their pain, for their questioning, for their lives as they know it now. I do not know what it must be like to lose a child, and I hope I will never have to..but today I cried for these mothers.
So please do as I did tonight, hold you kids a little longer for those mothers who cannot..
I hope they can find a light at the end of the tunnel, some peace somewhere, sometime soon.