I am not sure if this story has been heard around the US...but it should! I know that there are instances like this all over - all of the time...and it is unfortunate! More attention should be brought to them to bring awareness to child abuse!
I heard about Ethan being missing Tuesday morning when I watched the news. When I got to work, there were news vehicles going up and down the street and people walking up and down the street looking for him...his apartment he was staying in with his mom and step dad is half a block down the street from my work. My co-workers and I were just praying that they would find him, or that he would wander in our bank off of the street. His mother said that he wandered out of the apartment between 11:00 and midnight and she could not locate him.
About 2 in the afternoon, the ceased the search in Layton and moved a search up to the canyon...over 30 miles away...we knew something was up!
They did find Ethan. Mangled, disfigured, dead. And the story about his last few days to live is horrific! I can honestly say that I cried myself to sleep last night, sick that this could happen to a child...let alone a mother do this to her own child!
I know that Ethan is in a better place now and I thank God that he does not have to endure that pain any more. But I know that there are so many more children out there in situations like Ethan's. Please pray for them, keep them in your thoughts, help them when we can!
All I know is that I hug my kids a little tighter now, say I love you a little more, and be a little more understandable when they make mistakes! We were given our children as gifts and we should always remember that!!