I am talking about the mother of the beautiful 2 year old Kiara Moore, who drowned this week in a Welsh river when her mother regretfully parked the car on a slip-road into the river.
A horrifying and life-changing accident by all accounts….
From what I have read, the woman sat on her bank card and it snapped, so she made sure the child was strapped in and dashed inside her boyfriend’s office which was directly across from the car, to get some cash.
She didn’t take into account the slip road and whether or not the car’s hand brake button was applied, is unknown.
An awful, horrifying accident.
The police have issued a warning today, that a huge amount of malicious comments posted on facebook, are being reviewed, because the content is so very bad, so very hurtful – and my first thoughts are…
How absolutely heartless do you have to be to troll, criticise or questions a mother’s love – just days after she made a mistake so grave that she will undoubtedly pay for it FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.
Yes it was a stupid, awful, hideous mistake. Perhaps it was neglectful to leave the child alone, perhaps it was a moment of sheer absent-mindedness which all mothers have from time to time, what with sleep deprivation and the fast-paced life we all live. A moment of stupidity and madness which cost a beautiful life and in turn, the lives of those who loved her.
The thing is. We do not know. We were not there. WE CANNOT JUDGE.
None of us are perfect. None of us have always done the right thing. Perhaps we have been lucky and fate has been kind? I know for a fact that there have been times I have looked back and thought, ‘wow, that was a lucky escape, that could have been so much worse.’ A lesson learned, thankfully in time.
She was not so lucky.
What we do know is that, except for a few, thankfully rare, circumstances, each and every mother on this earth would do anything, ANYTHING, to save the life of their precious child and that the thought of putting them in any harm is utterly abhorrent.
This poor woman will never know a day free from this grief ever again in her entire life.
She should be pitied and supported. How she will find the strength to face the rest of her life I do not know.
This is not the dark ages, we no longer take joy from other people’s suffering. Just because you are sitting behind a keyboard or a phone, safe, with your loved ones all around you, you do not have the right to throw stones, judge or point the finger at anyone else.
Do you not realise your comments could be the very last straw? The push that makes the fall?
I have seen a lot of judgement on social media this week and it strikes me that either we are suddenly a world full of perfect people or that we have simply forgotten how lucky we are. To be safe, to be free from addiction, to be in our right minds.
Others are not so blessed.
Do not judge until you know all of the facts, inside and out, which let’s face it you never will. So, in short, let me just leave at this…
Do not judge.