Something horrible and devastating has happened in Canada. Two young children have died. Their mother is missing. No one really knows what happened. (Read about it here)
There is only thing that makes this tragedy even worse than it is thus far: the “word on the street” is that the mother is responsible for the death of these children. This thought it horrifying. As a mother… it is horrifying. There is no other word. You just know that if this is the case, this poor woman will be haunted for the rest of her life. Mental health, post partum depression, psychosis, whatever name you want to give to the tragedy, at the end of the day, this mother has lost her children. And, if she is at fault, she will never be able to move forward from that. Horrifying.
There is nothing that cane make this tragedy better. But maybe it will be easier to process, for everyone, if the mother is missing because she has been kidnapped, or she has also been injured… or even killed. Given that no information has been given out about this situation, there is no reason to believe that one situation is any more probable than the other situation. Sure, no mention has been made of the father/husband thus far. Maybe that says something one way or the other. I don’t know. What I do know, though, is that when they find this woman, nothing will change the fact that her two children have died. Her life will never, ever, be the same… If she’s still alive
It’s a nightmare. It’s a nightmare, first and foremost for this woman. It is a nightmare for the family of these children. It is a nightmare for anyone who imagines the brutal murder of a two year old and an infant. Regardless of what unfolds in the coming days, there will be no easy way to accept the reality of this tragedy. There is really no acceptable outcome in this situation. As a mother, however, I fear for the reality that the primary speculation is true. Not because I think it is more likely, or that the evidence (that has not been released) points to that, but because I don’t know how I would deal with that reality.
I think many of us, as mothers, would not know how to deal with the reality of a situation like that.
- Winnipeg tragedy puts focus on postpartum depression (globalnews.ca)