That is the headline today in my local paper. For those of you who don't know the story, Tori Stafford is an eight year old girl who was led off by a neighborhood woman after school. This woman and her male 'friend' have now been charged with Tori's murder.
Tori was eight and her brother is eleven. They are almost exactly the same age as my son and daughter. Tori's big brother used to walk Tori home from school every day but on this horrible day he had walked another special needs child home from school first and when he went back to get his little sister she was gone.
Daryn Stafford has to live with this for the rest of his life.
I can't even imagine.
My son walked in while I was reading the news and brought the headline to my attention so he and I talked about it.
Even my little guy gets that Tori's disappearance wasn't her big brother's fault but even he knew that the poor brother would feel it was.
My son and I talked about how he might have saved his little sister from dangerous situations in the past but how we would never know about it because she was here safe.
We talked and talked and then we sat down together and reviewed for his French exam.
And I thanked God that we could move on that easily.
And tonight, once again, I'll be praying for the Stafford family.