- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
Let me preface this as only my opinion but something doesnt sit right with me. I will tell you why.
Years ago, when I was 14 I was kidnapped from my house by two men who lived in my neighborhood. They were 19. I had known them from community events and they had been friends with my brother in high school. One of them was still in high school when my abduction took place.
For hours I was repeatedly sexually assaulted and beaten. When it was over I was then thrown from a moving car. I suffered a stroke due to a brain bleed and a skull fracture. I had a lacerated kidney and a lacerated liver. I was found by a neighbor and immediately was air lifted to a hospital. My family had just left hours before to go out of town for a farmers market in the next town over. They had been watching my house.
Now I understand that everyone deals with trauma differently. During my trauma, I experienced intense fear, grief, anger, pain. I didnt want anyone to touch me, I didnt want to be alone with anyone who wasnt my parent. I was sedated for most of the first few months and occasionally whenever I was under stress for several years after. I didnt lose my parents though. I cant imagine the pain compounded on what I had already been through. After I left rehabilitation therapy, I had to learn to use my right side again, I didnt sleep, I was pretty much a walking vegetable. Then there was the trial to get through. It was a horrible ordeal. I didnt return to high school til my senior year.
That said I know that everyone experiences things differently. However Im just blown away by Hannah Andersons behavior. She is on a social media site posting smiling selfies and talking about getting her nails done. I couldnt even dress myself, let alone feel like putting on make up. Also some of the things she said just dont make sense. Now I do understand that perhaps it hasnt sunk in what has happened. However I expected her to be sad about her mother and brother and instead she mentions the dog first?
Also when asked why she didnt appear more upset, her response is, I could be crying while Im writing this, not I am crying as I am writing this. Then she shocks everyone by appearing at a fundraiser for her family. Apparently her remaining family wasnt even expecting her.
I just dont know what to make of it. With more information coming out, I begin to feel she knows more than she is telling. Whatever the case she is 16 and he was a grown man. I just wonder why her mother thought it was appropriate to let her 16 year old daughter go with a man even a close family friend and stay over nights out of town in hotels.
Just my opinion and can we please keep the responses civil. Again Im only going on my own experience and of course it is different from hers. I know that we all experience things differently but I didnt think it would be that much of a difference.