Friday, January 29, 2010

Lovely Bones


I just caught the tail end of Meredith's interview w/ Morgan Harrington's parents. Morgan, you may recall, was the VA Tech student who has been missing since October 17, 2009 after attending a Metallica concert with friends. Morgan's remains were found this week in a remote field approximately 7 miles from campus. Her parents made a comment about Morgan being "lovely bones, lovely girl." Her mother clarified by saying, "I looked at her in a sonogram, I've now looked at her empty eye sockets in her cranium." Lovely bones. I just sat there for a moment and really, really let that sink in. These parents, particularly this poor mother, has watched her child's life come full circle. I can't even begin to imagine the absolute hell these parents have gone thru the last couple of months. As with the parents of the missing Haiti students, the "not knowing" is awful.
Every time I hear of a young lady missing or found dead, I get positively sick to my stomach. My biggest fear in life is that one of my beautiful daughters will be abducted or suffer a far worse fate. I harp on them constantly about thinking smart, staying safe, making wise decisions, never go to the bathroom alone, don't leave the building (once you're out of the building no one can help you), always keep in touch and let me know where you are (especially if plans change). I always tell them, "I don't want you to be a statistic. I don't want to be on TV holding up a photo of you."

1 comment:

Sara said...

I had not heard that, & that gave me absolute chills & stopped my heart. Makes me want to go upstairs & pick my little girl up & hug her tight. What a horrifying nightmare for that poor girl's parents.



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