If you have been on my main blog in the last few days you will see that we are almost finished with my new design. My next post will be my 150th post and I wanted it to be special, new design and all. It will come in a few days, but tonight if I don't write, I may explode.
I have spent the last 24 hours grieving and now I am just ANGRY. You may have read or seen on the news, where an innocent little 12 year old boy, that looks so much like my Parker, and lived not fifteen minutes from my house, was abducted in the middle of the night on Monday night. The last time his buddies had seen him was on the couch at 3AM..He was lured outside with someone else's cell phone, thinking it was someone he knew.
His body was found yesterday afternoon not 100 yards off a main highway close to his house and far too close to mine. His Mom is a well known and loved lady in Shreveport, a good mother, that because it was spring break, let Justin spend the night with friends. I cannot even imagine what that family is feeling. I don't know in detail enough to tell you exactly how it happened, but a two time convicted sex offender and multiple times arrested ANIMAL lured him out of the house in the middle of the night, took him to his house close by and only God knows what he did to him, then killed him and threw his body in a little pond like a piece of trash. It has rocked our city to the core. Personally I think they should just allow several Grammys in his cell and let us torture him to death. If it sounds like I am bitter, I am. We have drilled our little ones on STRANGER DANGER, abduction, the whole drill more times than I can count. Just a week ago Parker and I had the long discussion as we were riding down the road. He knows exactly what to do, but the fact is at 10, if an adult grabbed him under the right circumstance's, he would have no chance. I am sure that in thousands of homes last night, Mother's and Daddy's went over all the things to do, just like we did. None of us really know who lives next door or on the next street or in our neighborhood. This little guy lived in a nice neighborhood. Predators strike ever where.. And TONIGHT, I think there are a lot of judges that have blood on their hands. I pray that the outrage does not go away. I want to find some way I can make a difference. I guess nothing gets to me like crimes against innocent kids. Amanda had heard the Amber Alert when she left for lunch Monday. She called me and then in just a matter of hours called me back to tell me the child was found and who it was. I literally could not stop crying for four hours. Everyone I talked to was just physically sick. The man had been stalking him and just waiting to grab his prey. I even know the wife of the sick animal that did this. And I don't need to be told that he is innocent until proven guilty. Within hours they had arrested him and charged him with murder and in the last 24 hours have found plenty of evidence. You may totally disagree with this and that is your choice, but this is my blog and I DO NOT believe SEX OFFENDERS are rehabilitated. I think it is just a matter of time and they do it again. SO LOCK THEM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY.
This precious child had just gotten his braces, was loved by kids and adults, funny, fun, all these things are how I have heard him described today. If I SOUND like I AM ON A SOAPBOX, I AM! I am not a violent person at all, but in the last 24 hours, I won't even tell you the thoughts I have had. My adult son said to me last night, "Mom, HOW can anyone hurt a child?" My answer was Greg I have no idea, but I believe that sin may be sin but there are some things that I just don't think God will look at in quite the same way. There may be nothing Biblical about that, but don't tell me. That's what I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART.
My son-in-law was here this afternoon helping me install a printer and Parker and Jack were playing at our feet. We talked about the predators and what we would do if anything was EVER done to one of our kids and we thought about googling torture. This animal would say nothing when he was arrested and within an hour he had a lawyer and he had a smirk on his face as they loaded him into the cop car. The laws need to be changed, the judges need some backbones and these animals should never be given a second chance. That's my rant....and as my heart is breaking for Amy tonight, I pray that this time next week I will still be trying to be proactive. When you say your prayers, please remember Amy and her family. Justin had two little brothers that are hurting. He had grandparents...he had little friends that will never be the same...