reply to post by purplemer
How the parents are reacting I think is irrelevant to this thread.
While I've already stated that I believe the girl with the Pres is Emilie's younger sister, I also think it's strange (just having watched part of
the video of the guy's onscreen speech) that he looks perfectly well rested and groomed.
As though he had an excellent night's sleep, and a couple of good meals in the last 24 hours. While denial and "differing styles of grief" are
don't you think some puffy-eyes and drawn faces would be expected? NO ONE loses their 6-year old and is looking their best the next day. And he did
seem to have to work up the emotions. Very strange.
Anyway, this tragedy is beyond our capacity to simply "size up and put away" into a neat package. Would I like
to learn that it WAS a hoax,
that those kids are all fine? OF COURSE! But, sadly, I don't think so.
The survivors will never, ever be the same again. Those kids who saw the event, and the siblings who are left behind, wll be FOREVER scarred
emotionally by this. It really is tragic.
My heart goes out to the families, and the little ones.
The night it happened I texted both of my grown kids (who now live on their own) to tell them I love them. I think, honestly, if I lost one of my
kids, my brain would melt. I'd rather be dead than have to carry on. I honestly don't think I could do it.
I'd be in a mental ward, catatonic, and simply waste away of grief. No appetite, sleepless, speechless, in despair. And there'd be no turning
back. I wish these survivors the strength I know I would fail to muster.