Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday's Woe - A Life Sentence: Death's Impact on the Victim's Family ~Tommy and Angie Prince

Wednesday's Woe

A Life Sentence: 

Death's Impact on the Victim's Family

~Tommy and Angie Prince

The child-loss family has been given a life sentence.  Some parents' children were murdered. The perpetrator may indeed be given a "life sentence" for having done something wrong, yet even then a life sentence does NOT mean a whole life-time. Some of these perpetrators are already out of prison, "going on" with their lives. Yet child-loss parents, no matter how our children have died or been killed, cannot "go on" with our lives for our sentence is indeed for a lifetime, and our only "crime" was to love their child with all of our heart. 

The general public on the other hand, does not "get it": not only can they be ignorant as to the multi-dimensional aspects of child-loss grief and trauma so that we receive little love and support in our "invisible disability." But on top of that, many are ready to unleash judgment on us because we can't seem to live our "normal" lives any more. So then what we receive is NOT support, but what we often DO receive is contempt. And this contempt is piled on top of our already Life-long sentence.

Picture, thanks to Grieving Mothers


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