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Credit For All The Good, No Blame For The Bad

The aunt of one of the women found alive after having been kidnapped in Cleveland 10 years ago says "If you don’t believe in miracles, I suggest you think again."

Uhm ….. seriously?

Gina DeJesus was abducted when she was 14 years old and raped for a decade … and you say "God is looking out for us"?

That's not really the kind of protection I want for my family.


I suppose after all that time it felt like a miracle they ever got out of there.

If her religious beliefs are helping her to come to terms with this shocking crime against her niece then good for her I guess. But yeah, it's a pretty crummy reason to believe in miracles. The Lord works in seriously effed up mysterious ways, eh?
I'm sure at first it feels miraculous that these people are still alive.

... but there's a long road to recovery ahead. PTSD is practically a given, and there's the obvious problem that these young women have had their educations and professional development set back by a decade. Goodness knows what other major challenges they'll face - they'll certainly never be the same.

I hope for their sake that the feeling of "this is a miracle" never wears off. ...I don't have a lot of hope for it, though. :(