I just read this article about a Mother, who was pregnant, that drove her three other children and herself into the beach in an attempt to kill them all. There is no way for me to see any justification in an action this dramatic and if there was ever a type of person that I lacked the capability to forgive – it would be people who want to kill children. For ANY reason. Children do not deserve to suffer for what adults have brought onto themselves.
This sick type of situation really makes my heart physically hurt for those poor kids who are stuck living with the knowledge that their own mother, the woman who BIRTHED them after months of carrying them inside of her, wanted them DEAD. Some would say that I am being callous, that she may be emotionally broken blah, blah, blah. I don’t care.
I lost my first child at 8 months of pregnancy. One day she was there, the next day she was gone. I didn’t know if I would ever even be able to have a family after I lost Elizabeth. I was broken. Technically I still am. I am certain that losing her is what took away my ability to feel compassion for women who freak out over being pregnant, who get depressed after having babies, who try to KILL their children because they can’t get their *hit together.
Let me clarify, I do know that there are emotions after having a child. I am very aware of how difficult getting up every two hours a night for five months straight can be. I KNOW that babies are hard, kids are hard, but LIFE IS HARD. You don’t go out and dump your baby in a dumpster. You don’t get into a car because you can’t handle life anymore and try to murder the people who love you the most in this world. When you are feeling rage, depression, the millions of emotions that you feel you cannot handle on your own – you GET HELP. YOU GET HELP.
I am just so glad that these kids were saved. I can only hope that they are given the opportunity to heal from the situation and not end up hating their sick, pathetic mother.
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Here is an article giving the events leading up to this woman’s attempt to kill herself and her family. Despite my negative feelings toward the entire situation, I feel quite terrible for those who think they could have prevented it. If she didn’t reach out for the help offered then I don’t think there is anyone to blame but herself – and if she gets her rational state of thought back, I think that she will be carrying a burden of guilt that no one wants, or deserves for the rest of her life. I am just so glad that they all made it out alive.
The woman, Ebony Wilkerson – has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, and also three counts of aggravated child abuse. The husband has not commented on the situation as of yet but I will update if and when I see anything related to his actions in regard to this traumatic experience.
Referenced article – Attempted murder charges for mom who drove van with kids into ocean