I Just Don’t Understand!
I am on the verge of tears as I sit down and read the news for today’s online. At the top of the headlines was this “Murder-Suicide Confirmed in Md family’s death.” A home improvement worker and school janitor killed his wife and two sleeping children and then turned the gun on himself last week. The wife (age 37) and 2 children (ages 14 and 7) were found in their beds. His body was lying next to the bed in the master bedroom.
There were no suicide notes left behind, but they believe financial matters may have been part of the husband’s/father’s motive. Neighbors said their house had been on the market for over a year. They also said they were scraping by, just like everybody else.
How can family and friends recognize the signs? What can we do to help one another to avoid tragedies like this from happening? My heart aches for those loved ones of this family.
Let’s make a goal to help support one another (whether emotionally or with physical goods). We are all going through this recession together – some worse than others. Whether you can provide a meal or offer words of comfort, you might just help someone get through the day!