It is Monday night 5-6 when I started this blog. With no doubt it will be Tuesday morning when I finish.
How many times have I got this call? My son’s Mother says, “Are you watching CNN?” Now I am usually the one more connected as my life is on the computer and on the television, but this one missed me. Now forgive me if I have the details wrong, but the jist of the story is that 3 girls/ladies were kidnapped and held hostage in a Cleveland home for some 10 years. They were freed today and the news keeps changing every hour. There are so many questions we want to know. First a man was arrested and now we here 2 of his brothers are arrested as well.
Our thoughts are that the women were his or his and his brothers sex slaves. That the women have been held against their will with fear for their lives. There was a child (or maybe more) found with the ladies and our thoughts are that one of these men fathered the child. The neighbors had no clue. Could your neighbor be holding someone hostage in his/her home without you knowing?
I’m guessing these women will have a real hard time adjusting to life outside of the house. Certainly that they were found alive is a great story. I just don’t see how they will adjust back into society. The press will be all over them and we all want to know their story. I hope that the ladies will benefit financially to the point that they will be able to self sufficient. The movie will be something we will all want to see…..the book will be a best seller.
Certainly we all want to know how they were held. Where were they in the house? How could they not get free before now to find a neighbor or get a message or a call out? Did they see opportunities but were afraid of getting caught? Did this lady today, just say WTF and decided she may die, but death would be better than living longer in that house? How did the neighbors not know? Could this be happening in a house in our neighborhood?
I’m going to be watching to pick up bits and pieces of this story. For whatever it is worth, the home was quite close to where my son and his Mother lived when in Cleveland in 2012. They did not know anyone involved, and are a bit perplexed about the whole story.
Pray for these ladies and this is a happier ending that we could have expected, but it is a sad story nonetheless.