Friday, September 14, 2007

A Sad Day

I really liked the country singer Mindy McCready. She was pretty, blond, and had a sweet voice. She had a really gentle smile and got engaged to Dean Cain with a gum wrapper/twist-tie engagement ring.

So it was sad to read today that she is going to jail for a year. Her life has spiraled out of control over the last few years with drug and alcohol abuse. She has been in abusive relationships after her engagement with Cain ended. She lost a baby in a miscarriage. In her pictures now, she appears sad, scared and alone. She was arrested for DUI. Hence her imprisonment.

Just as I was contemplating St. Monica's love for her son, Mindy McCready reminds me that sometimes, there just aren't enough mothers with St. Monica's love left in this world. This is what sets McCready apart from Britney Spears, who has a caring mother and father both desparate to help her. We all know about Brit's cutting her parents off, but like St. Monica, they are still there. I would like to pray that somewhere, on heaven or earth, Mindy's mom will find her way back to her daughter. Perhaps then, a healing can begin.

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