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Zenyatta

Kentucky House Fire

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Zenyatta

 A Kentucky mother who lost two of her three childen in a house fire has posted on Facebook that she is at peace with God's plan. (It's a video so these words are not verbatim.)  The woman is in shock, I'm sure. A third child is in critical condition.

I think this mom doesn't realize what has happened, which is why she has been able to calmly post several times on Facebook.  

I am absolutely not criticizing this woman.  The horror of it all is unimaginable. 

I think the couple belongs to the kind of rural church that hosts the Rodrigueses, which made me start thinking about churchgoers and preaching and missionaries and such.  

Because I have never had this kind of faith, I am mystified about it. 

 

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TheOneAndOnly

That does sound like shock. Any more info on where this happened?

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Zenyatta

Two videos that the mother took of herself talking about God are no longer there.  The things she was saying are what startled me. 

2 minutes ago, TheOneAndOnly said:

That does sound like shock. Any more info on where this happened?

The mother's name is Christin Henry.  I guess it's okay to say her name because the story has been on the news.  I hope she has that kind of unshakeable faith.  

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TheOneAndOnly

https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/ohio-county-mother-shares-message-from-hospital/1300069414

That's maybe a county west of where the Nauglers live. In the video in the link above she sounds shocked but also like she's afraid of anyone thinking she's upset. The "I don't want anyone to think I'm bitter. I'm not bitter." I'm thinking that if she doesn't let herself grieve she WILL be.

Another link with a video this time more about the community offering help. https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/support-for-henry-family-arrives-as-mother-shares-message/1301593451 

Sounds like she has genuine faith. I hope it comforts her because she's in the middle of living through a nightmare.

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TheOneAndOnly

And apparently Jill Rodrigues  showed up to the funeral, because the universe loves insanity. smh

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littlemommy
35 minutes ago, TheOneAndOnly said:

And apparently Jill Rodrigues  showed up to the funeral, because the universe loves insanity. smh

And she live-streamed it. And took a beaming selfie with the grieving parents.

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zeebaneighba

Oh my fucking god!  I should know by now that there is no bottom with Jill!

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JermajestyDuggar

Head on over to the Jill Rod thread for more info. It is absolutely appalling. 

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unsafetydancer

I had to stop reading the Jill thread because of stuff like this. It was starting to damage my view of humanity.

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LookieLoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnsdeTlfaY&feature=youtu.be

I don't understand. How can you lose 3 children so suddenly and horrifically only TWO months ago and already be on the speaking circuit? How can she talk about those poor babies and not be bawling her eyes out? I guess I just don't get all of this. Is she putting on a brave face because that's what her uber conservative faith tells her she has to do? If so, that's pretty messed up. 

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wild little fox

I think it's part her religious beliefs and part denial. She seems so disconnected from the reality of what happened. 

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Georgiana
46 minutes ago, LookieLoo said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnsdeTlfaY&feature=youtu.be

I don't understand. How can you lose 3 children so suddenly and horrifically only TWO months ago and already be on the speaking circuit? How can she talk about those poor babies and not be bawling her eyes out? I guess I just don't get all of this. Is she putting on a brave face because that's what her uber conservative faith tells her she has to do? If so, that's pretty messed up. 

Grief is a strange animal.  Not only does everyone process it differently, but everyone also processes it on a different timeline.  The shock of something like this might last for months or even years.  It was so wholly unexpected and so incredibly devastating, that her mind might very well be refusing to let things "set in".

I think that likely she needs MEANING right now. She needs a reason WHY the fire happened, WHY she lived when her babies died, and WHY  God would do something like this to her.  My therapist said to me many times that what is often the hardest part about grief is the senselessness of it all.  That's what people struggle to process: the fact that we have this great loss, but there's no reason for it.  No meaning behind it.  It's just loss.  

For her right now, giving the tragedy meaning or a purpose is probably going a long way in helping her process what she went through.  Talking about it to supportive communities may be helping her work through it.  Widening her circle of support may be giving her access to additional resources that she truly needs to move forward.  

I would never tell a person to handle their grief this way, but if she's finding it's helping her keep it together during this time, then heck...go for it.  

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LookieLoo

I don't know. I think by using this tragedy as a way to promote a higher spiritual purpose or a "testimony", it will make it all the more devastating once the reality of what happened finally sinks in. I don't think she's been given time to process. She's just immediately in super spiritual mode, and I bet she feels a lot of pressure to perform. Hearing her dad speak is illuminating. Not in a good way.

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TheOneAndOnly

And now John Henry has been in an accident with a drunk driver. I think he has a broken leg? I couldn't find much information on it other than comments on Christin's facebook.

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AmazonGrace

Everybody handles grief differently but I gotta say the people who think it would be a good idea to invite recently bereaved families to give motivational speeches at their events seem a little ghoulish and abusive to me. Hopefully it's motivated by faith more than, "this horrific tragedy is going to make our event more interesting"

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