i found the following whilst googling ‘unbelievable’, on this site: http://michellemalkin.com/archives/000912.htm
genuinely messed up, this.
I’d like to tell you that the post is a hoax and that Duane and Marian Cheney of Bellevue, NE don’t exist. But they do.
I wonder if they, too, will continue to believe that Stephen Byrne “savored life” and loved his daughters “more than anything in the world?”
Byrne’s memorial service is on Friday. In lieu of flowers, perhaps someone should send his murdered daughters’ autopsy reports to the funeral home for all of Byrne’s mourners to see. Then, maybe, they will stop shedding tears for the wrong victim
APointForThePointless, it’s easy to ‘see’ your outrage, and it’s also understandable from your perspective, in fact, from most of our perspectives. It’s safer often to stand in your own shoes and not subject yourself to someone else’s (for as outrageous as this may sound since this does seem like a ‘Pointless’ murder (except to the man who committed it):
1. The more you have, the more you stand to lose
2. The higher you are, the further you have to fall
3. There are degrees of pain, degrees of strength and degrees of courage. They are different for every individual
4. If a parent is going to leave on a trip and never return, very likely that parent is NOT going to want to leave his/her children behind.
ALL human beings are capable of extreme reactions given situations that envoke reaction. We can never know how we will react UNLESS that situation, at the right moment, is hurled at us. You may think you know and you can talk and even think about it, but unless you are genuinely faced with that moment, you will not know the truth of yourself.
This man had obviously given his life, completely and wholly to his children. They were his universe, his breath and his bread. He had everything he wanted, everything he needed and all his energy was focused on them and there was nothing to life beyond his children.
Then someone took everything away. His breath, bread, heart, reason…..all gone…..
The ground under his feet was removed and he was tossed into a void. He was absolutely not able to deal with the pain, he had not the ‘equipment’ to accept what had happened nor the strength to go on. He knew he had to escape and death was his choice BUT, he did not want to leave his children behind. He did not want them to be alone without him because in HIS mind and in his soul, no one could ever love them on the level that he loved them. He wanted to always be there for them…....so, when he packed for his journey, he packed them up as well….and now, no one can ever hurt his children.
Sound odd? Sound morbid? To you and to me probably, but if you follow and understand this man’s logic, no it does not sound odd at all and in fact, is the height of genuine love, however misplaced.
This man’s family, and rightly so for their own sakes, (and remember too that this is how they are reacting to their OWN world suddenly being gutted and destroyed) prefer to remember the positive side of this man they loved since his darkest hours cannot be erased, and neither can his daughters be brought back.
The obituary is not a mistake, nor is it a hoax. It is a very serious lesson for us all.