That poor child; the last thing she would know on this planet were that her mother was taking her life.
I’m a human being, and a mother. I’ve been a single mother for far more years than I was a married mother. I’ve been depressed, broke, frustrated and at the end of my own rope, and yet even in my darkest, most trying moments I cannot think of what would drive a mother to take the life of her child. Yeah, I know about all kinds of mental illness, desperation, frustration, all those aspects of what may have been going on in this mother’s life. I know that kids can push our buttons and that no matter what their age or gender, they can seem to make us loopy at times. Despite that, I still cannot fathom what would lead a mother to take the life of her own child. No wonder the community finds it difficult to now support the mother; there is not a lot of discussion about innocent until proven guilty. There is heartbreak and sadness all over again.