unchecked anger on a sunday afternoon
I, for one, am not going to be shedding tears in sympathy with Sarah Lunde's family because I believe they are totally at blame for what happened. That's not to say the murderer isn't to blame; of course he is. But her family, her mother specifically, blew it big time.
Sarah was last seen April 9, shortly after returning home from a church trip and around the time Onstott, who once dated her mother, unexpectedly visited the family's home. Sarah's 17-year-old brother came home to find the front door wide open and his sister gone, but the family initially assumed Sarah had gone to a friend's house. She was not reported missing until Monday
Gone on Friday, not reported missing until Monday. She was thirteen years old. Who just blows off their thirteen year old daughter not coming home for two days? That shows you right there what kind of family life this poor girl had.
Onstott, who once dated her mother,
You know, when you don't have kids, you can do whatever the hell you want with your life. Sleep with a different serial killer every night, for all I care. But when you have children, you owe it to them to not do anything that would ever put them in any kind of danger. Like, for instance, dating a convicted rapist/regisered sex offender.
Sarah's...brother Larry May said: "It's devastating, it's just unbelievable." "Everybody has things they wished they'd done — spending more time with their children or keeping in closer contact," May said.
Keeping in closer contact? That's something you say when your kids are in their 30's and off with their own families and maybe you kind of lose that closeness you once had. Who the hell doesn't keep in close contact with their thirteen year old kid? I'll tell you who. The kind of mother who would date a convicted rapist even though she had kids in the house.
This poor girl was spending every weekend going to the local church, without any members of her family, because she was looking for somewhere to belong. She never had a chance.
Shit like this pisses me off. Take better care of your children, people. There are so many things in this world we can't protect them from. Why take chances with those things we can?
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