In Grays Harbor last week, a little girl by the name of Lindsey Baum didn't make it home from a friends house four blocks away. Lindsey would or just turned 11 on Tuesday and while there have been thousands of people looking for her, combing the parks, the wooded areas, there has been very little coverage on this little missing girl.
Our area is praying for her, my family is praying for her return and all the while, her father is in the National Guard poised to go to Iraq within the next few days. I can't imagine going off to fight a war all the while knowing one of my children cannot be found.
And yet...Michael Jacksons death has been on every channel of the television, on every magazine cover, thousands of internet sites and yet, when did we get our priorities mixed up? Why isn't Lindsey's little face splashed across every news channel, newspaper and magazine? When do we realize that by doing this, we might be able to have more people come forward and say we saw this child?
I always liked Michael Jacksons talent and music and to be honest, I felt very sad for him because he couldn't even go shopping without drawing a crowd, he couldn't take his children to McDonalds without causing a scene. His family was torn in different directions because of his music. Now, his children will be the subject of tabloid fodder.
But who and what determines why we hold a performers death higher than a childs life? Farrah Fawcett died during this same time as well and while there were mentions of her here and there, nothing like Michaels death.
In the end, we all are returned from whence we came...dust. We should all strive to do our best to be what God wants us to be. God blessed Michael Jackson with a talent, no one can take that away from him, but along with that blessing it appears, came the inability for happiness that Michael Jackson so longed for.
While it appears Michael could buy anything from doctors to surrogate mothers, Michael couldn't buy happiness. I watched his daughter Paris as she said how wonderful her daddy was, I pray for Michaels children in the hopes in their own lives they will find happiness with whom ever raises them and I hope the people that raise them, do so out of love and not selfishness for the money.
In the meantime, Lindsey is still missing. Please, get the word out, have people check out:
no one knows where Lindsey is at, but someone has seen her, seen something, please, lets set the internet on fire when a child comes up missing.
I can't get the news to cover this anymore than they have, but I do encourage my readers to check out the above site and spread the news.