Tuesday, October 28, 2008
In Honor of Stacy Peterson
Today marks the one year anniversary that a young mother from Bolingbrook, Illinois vanished. It has been a year of turmoil for everyone surrounding this case, but what will we remember about the year that has passed? It is a day of reflection and also another day marked by the hope that she will return.
What makes Stacy Peterson so special that she has garnered the attention most missing person's families could only hope to get. Could it be the fact that so many women can identify with her circumstances? We live in a world filled with flaws and yet we only seek the love and security that Stacy once had.
There are thousands that have been drawn to this case for a variety of reasons, and some have drawn on their passions and life experiences to try to solve the puzzle of why Stacy would walk away from her children, her nice home, and the lifestyle that she enjoyed. This is what her husband would like us all to believe, and yet, as women, we know better.
Maybe Stacy has inspired something in the women involved in her case every day online. Some are inspired to carry on in her name, continue to search for her, and have an honest concern for her children. Other women, and men, have decided to unearth anything that shows the ugly side of human nature connected to her disappearance.
Whatever the reasons for the fascination behind the Stacy Peterson case, she is first and foremost a missing mother with children who need to know the truth. They need, and will continue needing, to know that she did not abandon them.
Everything happens for a reason, but too often, we want the reasons revealed before the "happenings" happen. So many unanswered questions swirl around this case, but in perfect order, and in perfect timing, they will be answered and truth will be uncovered.
May we remember Stacy today with dignity and find a way to honor her and bring comfort to her family that misses her so much.
Posted by Delilah