What is it about motherhood that pushes one to the edge? Casey definitely lost her sanity somewhere along the way before, in between and after her daughter’s disappearance and the verdict.
I’m no perfect mother either but I always made it a point to get up and send my girls off to school even after a late night out drinking. I’d fall right back to sleep after they’ve left. I made sure I was awake, alert and re-charged by the time school was over.
Food was never a problem. Some nights take out if I came home late from the office. The freezer packed full to the brim each time I had to go on a business trip. I made sure that there was enough to eat until I returned from my trip.
I imagine what I would do if one of my daughters accidentally drowned. I’d be hysterical for sure! I would never conceive of lying or concealing the accident. I would probably run to my sister’s house next door and scream for help. I would probably throw up from trauma.
I would not conceal the accident. I would not lie or run away from the truth. I would face the music and deal with the reality. I would beg for help as I imagine I would be total wreck!
If somebody killed my daughter, I think that I would totally lose my sanity. I would turn numb from the pain. I’d go blind from despair of seeing my daughter lifeless. I would wail so loud, I’d probably go deaf. I would torture myself so badly that my insides will bleed me to death.
Watching Casey, I cannot imagine how she could have enjoyed a moment after her daughter went missing. It does not make sense.
Motherhood and the likes of Casey don’t fit. When a mother loses a child, life is just never the same.