Sunday, July 24, 2011
Reflections of the Past, Reality of My Life
Today Sean, Mark and I went on a road trip. We haven't done that in so long! Anyway, we ended up in Union, SC and found the lake where Susan Smith drowned her two children - Michael and Alex. I remember this happening after I moved to Florida and I remember feeling sad about the boys and ashamed that I was born and raised in the same state as the "mother". Today I took photos of Michael and Alex's memorial stone. My son was standing in front of the memorial and I caught his reflection in the stone. It was a moment I won't soon forget. I was not a mother when Susan Smith killed her children but 5 1/2 years ago I became one. I still can not comprehend how a mother could do that to her children! I have more of a problem with it now that I have my own son.