I like to think we live in a relatively small and safe community. However even in small town Ontario bad things can happen. Three years ago, a young girl was abducted as she left school by two monsters in a small community 20 minutes from here. The man and the woman did horrible things to this little 8 year old, and in the end she became an angel way too young. Late last night, the second of the two monsters was found guilty. Guillty! I think everyone in Canada celebrated – a little more evil off the streets.
It scares me so much thinking about Alex, going off to school this Fall, waiting for the bus, perhaps in a couple of years biking around with his friends, becoming more independent – but also I’m nervous about having less “control” over his actions. I guess all we can do is teach him about not talking to strangers and making safe choices for himself. I don’t want him to grow up in fear of bad things can happen, and I don’t want to drive myself crazy over it either. But how do you handle it?
So tonight I’m going to give Alex an extra big hug, and I will say a prayer for little Tori and all the other children who are the innocent victims of such evil.