Warning: Disturbing material ahead. Seriously, don't read ahead if you don't want to hear about child abuse. I am doing this blog entry for my own therapy. Tomorrow I will have something happy to talk about!
Please forgive me as I release some heartache and anger on my little blog. The past month I have seen and heard many different instances of severe and horrible child abuse. One story in particular has kept me awake and made me shed tears over an innocent baby.
One sweet little two month old baby girl was stuffed into a refrigerator, a safe, and finally a microwaveby the man who biologically is her father. He claims it was only for a few seconds each time. But the perfect little baby suffered severe burns on her hands, face, and she lost part of an ear. It is amazing that she did not receive internal damage. So far she shows no sign of brain damage. He first stated that he "was under a lot of stress." And in the end this horrible monster claims it was Satan that made him do it. This is no surprise because a man that would cause harm to a baby is a coward and he could not possibly face the truth that he did something so repulsive and sickening as he did to his little baby. As far as I'm concerned, he is Satan himself.
And to make it worse the mother is in deep need of psychiatric care because she "doesn't agree with what he did, but she stands behind him." Are you kidding me? Lady, he didn't steal the neighbor's newspaper! He took the baby that you carried for nine months and damaged her so much that she will never be the same again! Obviously, neither parent deserves this little babe. My prayer is that the system will work and this little baby will be placed with parents who will love her enough that she sees a daughter of love and worth, a daughter of God, and not a daughter of horrible parents.
And just today there is a new story of a "mother" who claims her daughter fell into a camp fire. The burns were old enough that some of them had become infected. Doctors state that these burns were not caused by fire, but by being submerged into scalding water. The two year old died a few hours after her mother brought her in for medical attention. I can't think about what a slow and painful death this must have been for a sweet 2 year old. I just can't let myself think about it.
Another disgusting human being claimed her son's genitals had been ripped off by the family dog. The doctor's have said that this was not what happened. I am amazed at what kind of sick perverted people exist!
A family we know through soccer are in the process of adopting 3 little children that have been taken away from their birth family. Just this last week the sibling's two year old half sister has died from suspicious circumstances. I am so sad that this little one has also died from a horrible death. I am sorry the 3 older children have had a hard start to their short lives. I rejoice in the new parents that are going to give the children a new home filled with love, comfort, and safety. When evil surrounds us there are people who are doing good for a children, one little child at a time.
Normally, I am not a person who looks for revenge. I don't think about the after life or hell for people. It's not my place, because I know that God is merciful and just and He will make things as they should be. But in these cases there is no doubt in my mind that hell is where these worthless people will be. Today I find comfort in these words from The Family Proclamation, "We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets."
Today as I hold and love the children Heavenly Father has blessed me with I will pray,
God bless the children.