This is not about Caylee alone, this is about all who are lost to abuse, all who are hiding in abuse and for all those who are struggling through to a healing path. It is for those on the healing path.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if porch lights could talk? Wouldn't it be wonderful if porch lights could tell what goes on behind their windows or those of their neighbors? It would be wonderful but it isn't their job!
It is our job! We all know that there is always someone who knows. Someone is able to speak up. Someone is safely capable of speaking up. You know who they are, they are almost always on the news saying, I knew something bad was going to happen. or I am not surprised! Of course you knew! Of course you are not surprised. You knew!
So many of my friends are sharing about this lost child, and putting on their porch lights in her memory. How sad I am that I wish we didn't have to! Imperfect system that we have, even children in care are abused and many die. Many escape one horror only to be stuffed into another.
I worked in that world. I know a bit of how things happen. But I will never believe that they have to, that there isn't another way. I believe that children can have a childhood. I believe we can do this because if we care enough to light up the night for a lost one, if we can fire up with networks with our outrage, we can change the world with love.
What if someone had spoken up for you or what if someone had noticed your hurt? That would have changed your world.
Turn on your porch lights and please remember it's not just one we've lost, but one too many and there are more in danger right now! And someone knows. Someone is speaking and not being heard. Someone is choosing silence. What are you choosing?
We need more, we have the power of an enormous nation at our status updating, liking and sharing finger tips. We can do more because we are more!