Thursday, February 09, 2006

Rachel (6/365)

Rachel: She was twelve and innocent the afternoon her mother told her, "take your two little brothers outside to play." Ten minutes later Rachel heard gunshot. She ran inside to see her mother lying in a pool of blood. Dead. Single gunshot wound.

5 comments:

crystal said...

Wow. I was going to say that rarely happens but I had a friend who found his dad who had hanged himself in the garage. How do people ever get over such things?

jane said...

oh god.

GreenishLady said...

That is beyond imagination, - the effect of it all.

In Otter Space said...

It was, needless to say, the saddest day of our 12 year old lives. Her mom had a brain tumor and didn't want to suffer. I can only think of all the suffering Rachel and her brothers have done for the past 31 years.

Holly said...

Wow. Reminder to always be mindful of the fact that we may now know how deep someone's pain really runs. Ouch.