I have been reeling today from some horrible news. A couple of days ago, in New Jersey, a man picked up his two small children from daycare, then killed both of them and then himself. A friend called to tell me this today because we knew the mother of these children. The wife of the man.
She was a childhood friend of my children. Her parents took care of my children after school and in the summers while I worked, many years ago. Lovely people. Really wonderful people. Grandparents of these recently murdered innocents. Just weeks ago the faces of these two beautiful children beamed up from my daughter's Facebook page. Their mother posted her pride and love. I can't begin to imagine the dark place she is in today.
Please don't offer me any sympathy. This is not my tragedy. But hold a kind thought for this devastated mother and her family. And tell me, if you can, how such a horrific thing is possible.