Prayers for Leo and Lulu

I’m just not sure where to start this post.  But, I feel compelled to write. The brutal murder of two beautiful children by their nanny is so shockingly horrible and nauseating, and I just don’t know how to process it all.   Leo and Lulu were so sweetly innocent, and they deserved a fair chance to live and make the world a better place.

The mother was doing everything right.  She left two of her children home with a nanny so she could accompany her 3 year old to a swim lesson – every mother knows that it would be close to impossible to bring all three kids to such an activity.  She was thinking how to best care for all three kids; she was doing her job just as any of us would.  Like the Krim family, I also have three kids – two girls and a boy – and I can only imagine the torturous horror the parents are now forced to endure for the rest of their lives.

Heartbreaking tragedies happen to good families every day.  Here in Chicago, the murder rate is epidemic, and several victims this year have been innocent children playing outside.  With each news story, I carry a heavy heart for days. I know the loss of a child forever changes a family.  The grief never ends.

It isn’t fair.

I am sending prayers.  So many prayers. To the family who lost two precious souls.  To working parents now worried if the adults chosen to watch their children are of sound mind and pure heart.  To babysitters and nannies who are kind and good and patient.

To God, in thanks for my own children.

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  1. Hotsy Malone says:

    This totally sickens me and breaks my heart. Our world has gone crazy! Prayers going to the Krim family.

  2. Donna R. says:

    So saddened to hear of this…how desperately sad must this nanny have been to take two sweet little babies. My heart aches when I see this type of story. I can’t imagine how the family must feel that someone they trusted did this. prayers for this family and everyone who goes through this.

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