by, 08-28-2008 at 11:02 AM
As of yesterday, it has been confirmed that Caylee Marie Anthony, a 2 year old who has been missing since June, is dead. Her mother obviously killed her, and the case has been such a media circus since day 1. I had been holding out hope, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, that maybe she was alive. But now she is gone, and will remain 2 years old forever. She will never have a first day of kindergarten. She won't lose her first tooth. She won't make friends and have crushes on boys. She won't graduate high school or college or change the world.
How could a mother do such a disgusting thing to her own child? I just don't get it.
In my following this case, I've found several websites devoted to the very real problem of missing children in America. Thousands of children just disappear, and without the kind of media frenzy that this case has generated. Nobody even knows about them. Nobody grieves for them. Nobody cares.
Take a moment to hug your children.