Monday, 7 July 2014
Tania Clarence, murderer or victim?
This morning, Tania Clarence, mother of Olivia, Ben and Max pleaded guilty to manslaughter, due to diminished responsibility.
If you missed this heartbreaking story, the three children all suffered from a life shortening illness, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and their mother is accused of smothering them at their home in April.
My instant response was, how can a mother do that, but the story of the Clarences is just so incredibly sad.
I cannot judge this woman, I do not know what the family went through each day, Who am I to judge ANYONE on how they manage?
I am lucky, I have three happy healthy children, I cannot imagine how hard it must be to have three ill children. I don't know her state of mind, and neither do you.
The level of judgement in this case has been absolutely horrific to read. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and differing opinions are ALWAYS welcome here on my site, but there is a HUGE difference between having an opinion and passing judgement without full facts, which are not in our possession.
I can only speculate about how much help the Clarences were getting, knowing the level of cutbacks in the NHS, I can only imagine it wasn't enough. Is it ever enough?
Three children lost their lives, this is something so incredibly sad that I cannot even begin to comprehend it. I look at my children and I am thankful. I do not know how parents of disabled children manage, especially when a child needs 24 care, even more so when you have three.
I am in awe of how parents cope, and so so so so sad for the people who cannot.
I would like to hear your thoughts on this matter, you don't have to agree with me on this, all opinions are welcome here.
But no matter whether we agree or not, I think we can all agree that the result is tragic.
Big Fashionista x x x
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