Friday, August 6, 2010

Emmett Trapp

Becoming a mother changes someone so much. I knew this happened, but I didn't know that it happened to the extent of what has happened to me. I always wanted children, I knew it would happen one day but I was also the type that didn't like other peoples children. I hated when they got in my way at the store, everything you can imagine I hated. All my friends could never imagine me with kids. One of my best friends once told me he wouldn't trust me with his pet rock! Lovely. Well, this whole parenting thing has changed me, and it has changed me for the better. It really has. I am considerate of all children now. If I am in my car and see a mom and kid trying to cross the street I always make it a point to let them go, I go out of my way to hold doors for moms and strollers, and I even say hi to other little kids when they look up at my in the stores. Believe me, this would of never happened 10 years ago...but at least I admit it.

That brings me to my blog today that I NEED to write. I heard about Emmett Trapp wandering out of his house during nap time at his families house my heart went out to his family. I was drawn into this story. I don't know why it touched me so much. I don't know if was his little picture they kept showing on TV, or if its because he was the same age as Xavier. It doesn't matter, his story touched me. How many times have us mothers took a nap with our kids? It happens. This time this mom woke up and her child was gone. Again, I do not know what exactly happened, the news is not really saying much and I am trying to stay away from it because of the outcome of this. From what I hear this little boy, Emmett wandered out of his home in a diaper, PJ top and bare feet. (the same thing my child wears when we are having lazy days at home) The found his foot prints and he wandered for 3-4 miles looking for his house. They found him face down in the mud, the angels took him. I cried, I still cry thinking about it. I can not get this picture of him out of my head. I can not get the thoughts of what this mother must be going through out of my head. I seriously have cried about this so much. I hide it because I think people would think I am crazy...but this story has literally broke me. I look at my son and I am just so thankful that I have him. I give him extra kisses and hugs and I just want to hold him forever. I just want to say, I did not know Emmett Trapp, I didn't know his family and I never heard the name before it was on the news....but Emmett, you have taught parents to take that extra step in watching their may be with the angels now, but you have touched a spot in my heart and I will always keep that extra eye on my child because of your story.



Katie said...

I hadn't heard this story. I honestly avoid watching the news most of the time. I stick to the newspaper for local things and the weather channel for weather stuff.

It makes my heart ache when I see a small child being taken, hurt or passing away for any reason. I too tend to give my boys extra hugs and kisses because of it. Makes me want to take off at lunch and go get my baby at daycare and just hug and hold him all day today.

Anonymous said...

As someone who knows the mother, thank you for this. So many people have been so quick to judge her these past few days, and it has been heartwrenching to hear and see.
Emmett's mom is a wonderful mother and is going through the unimaginable right now. Please keep this family in your prayers to help them get through this.

Anonymous said...

That was absolutely beautiful, thank you very much for that read.

Anonymous said...

It is so heartwarming to hear another mother, who doesn't know this mother, understand how easily it can happen. And instead of finding blame, reach out a compassionate hand to woman who must be drowning in agony. Thank you, from someone who does know her, thank you.

Martini Mama said...

You are very welcome. I am still thinking about this family and I am sure there will be more posts to come about this. Please tell the mother there are people out there that feel for her and her family. If there is anything I could do for this family please post it.

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