America's Most Wanted
The Monster In The Bed
I arrived home from work at about 10pm last night, took off my shoes, changed my clothes and checked on my four year old son. It's part of my daily routine if I'm working late, but most days I do get to have dinner with him, bathe him, read together and cuddle as he innocently drifts off to sleep. Last night was different though... when I walked into his room and saw him soundly sleeping, I cried. I hugged and held him so tightly (hoping not to wake him but wanting him to feel the love and security of his mother). I cried thinking about the poor boys who so desperately needed love and security at such a vulnerable age and time in their lives, but were comforted by the hands of a child molester. The Second Mile and Sandusky pretended to be a source of comfort and security for innocent boys, but in reality, it was a front for a sick man.
I can't imagine how terrified these boys were to be in the presence of this monster. Often in our daily lives we experience the terror cries of a child who thinks a witch or monster is in their room...under their bed or in the closet And as a mother, without question you run into the room to comfort your little one, hugging him and whispering loving words to ensure he's ok, calming his fears enough to fall back to sleep...safe in your arms.
These boys who were in The Second Mile instead had the MONSTER "in" the bed with them, not calming their fears but creating them. Not hugging them innocently but touching them inappropriately while whispering sick and disgracefully selfish things in their ear, leaving them confused and scared for LIFE.
My heart is so sad for these boys. I just can't stop thinking of them and praying for all of them. My hope is that from a distance they know that mothers around this country are sending their love and support, every minute of every day. I can not even imagine how terrifying it now must be to talk about the horrific memories at the hands of this monster but the hope is that talking may be the start of the healing process...cathartic in some ways. I don't know. I've never been touched, molested, raped. I just can't imagine the horrific violation on your soul.
What I do know is that these boys are NOW not alone. They have mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, strangers from a far sending strength to use their voice to send this monster to jail for LIFE. These innocent little (now adult) boys so tragically had to experience some of the worst things life could bring. It's time the MONSTER experiences it himself.
Don't miss the newest season of America's Most Wanted. Premiering on Lifetime Friday, December 2 at 9 pm/8c. Watch a preview.