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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

At a Loss

It is just a couple of days to Wicca's most sacred observance of Samhain. A time to honor our Ancestors and contemplate the ending of the year. The Wheel of the Year has gone through its complete cycle and soon we enter into the long sleep of Winter.

It is festive and somber both. Thoughts turn inward.

Yesterday, my son's close friend lost her sister in an unimaginably horrific way. She and another woman were stabbed to death by the sister's estranged husband. An "order of protection" did nothing to keep her safe. A brutal senseless crime, leaving behind devastated families and friends. My son spent several hours with his friend and her family last night, obviously a painful experience.

I am at a loss as to what to tell him. And when I talk to his friend there will be no words one can say except "I am here to support you in whatever way you need".

This Samhain will be significantly different for us. Thinking about this 24 year old woman's death, a mother of two young children, adds a more sobering element to this day and night of remembrance.

13 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am so very sorry to hear this. is it just me or do more of these crimes seem to be happening? there really isn't much you can say to comfort someone going through this.

mxtodis123 said...

That is dreadful. The only thing you can do is to be there for them. Totally senseless crime and sadly happening all too frequently. Just this past weekend, 3 blocks from my home, a man stabbed and killed a woman and her for children age 1 through 9. It was the husbands cousin who they had taken into their home. He was basically jealous because others were doing better than him.
Mary

Suzanne said...

Being in the law enforcement field does not make stories like this any easier to read. I can imagine the emotions you are feeling. Being there for them is all you can really do.

Blessed Be

Jeanne said...

Such a senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to your son and the families affected. I know your support will be appreciated in the coming days.

Frank Topper said...

I can not imagine the sense of loss everyone must be experiencing. All will be in my prayers, I will light a candle tonight.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

This is sad. That poor family. My thoughts go to them.

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I am so very sorry for this loss, and for the evil which still stalks. I hope that this season brings some peace to all of those who have passed this year and to their families. x

oldgreymare said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Expressing your love and care for them and offering to do any mundane chores for those that are left grieving is always helpful. Grocery shopping, meals, babysitting... anything will be appreciated.... and prayers <3

Jacquelineand.... said...

I am so sorry to read this Robin, your son and the young woman's family will definitely be in my thoughts and heart.

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I am so sorry!!! My heart, and prayers go out to the family! I will light a candle for them! So very sorry!!

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a hellacious thing to have to deal with. My heart goes out to all who have lost in this senseless act. All you can do is just be there if they need you. Yes, it does bring the somber back to focus when things like this happen. Wishing you well, Oma Linda

Aine O'Brien said...

Robin, How horrible. I am so sorry for you and the family. Such a horrific crime. There is too much violence, specifically domestic violence in the world. My prayers go our to everyone touched by this tragedy. Yes, just being there is all you can do.

Witchy Godmother said...

I am so sorry to hear this.
Hugs