An Anticipated Reaction
So my post the other day (A Parent Who Gets ‘It’) received a lot of views. And before I get to the meat of this post, I want to state clearly, that as a rule, I do not discuss my actual divorce process on this blog. When I discuss issues, they are general, and overall, issues that I do have concerns about, not even just for my own sake, but for the sake of my children.
I have a couple of “fans” who often try to share their commentary on my blog, and only once have I allowed the comments to go through, and that was to make a point. If you wish to make a comment to one of my posts, and it is constructive, even if it may have a negative meaning, I will allow it to go through on my blog.
But these “fans” have tried to post more than a dozen times to my blog, and it has been awhile. And I have decided to post their comment right here, on an actual post. I will admit that it will not be in its own entirety, because as I said, it is filled with a lot of inaccuracies and definitely not constructive.
Instead, the portion of the comment that I am going to share with you all, proved exactly my point, a reaction to only one side of a story. These are their own words:
“You are the lowest slime of the earth. I hope you never get to see your children again.”
The writer decided to attack me, knowing only one side. There were about five more sentences, and all were untruths that the writer decided to include. The writer clearly missed the intent of my post. My post was about doing what was in the best interests of the children, and the writer decided to instead turn their frustrations on me, knowing nothing about my own personal situation, and instead hopes that I never get to see my children again.
How much more ugly can one person get to wish permanent emotional harm on someone’s children?
So to the writer (and out of respect not to embarrass you I will not include your name or your very “cute” tag line), I have but one thing to say.
My daughters love me and every day I tell them that I love them. And to wish something as evil as you have done, only shows how much misery you must have had, or do have in your life and you feel the need to lash out at two beautiful little girls. You are a sad and pathetic individual. And, because the courts do not believe in alienating children from either parent, fortunately your wish will never be granted.
But I must say in conclusion, how crushed those in your life would be to know that you could wish someone so evil and hurtful on someone else.
I think its important to remember that people get really brave behind a keyboard. And typically those people who go off like that have no idea of what is going on. And really are not worth the energy. You know your situation and others do not. I think its important to not waste your time nor energy on those people hiding behind their keyboards and focus on what you can control and let the trolls be trolls.
Great post. I too have had “fans” post hateful things on my blog. I do not know what that’s all about, but I believe some people just channel their own disappointments and hurts into horrible comments directed at innocent bystanders. It’s so very strange and unhealthy. Like Jennifer said, people get very brave behind a keyboard.