A Sad Task.Posted: March 20, 2019
Thank you to the person who was kind enough to make sure I got this and other photos. As sad and hard as they are to look at, I appreciated that they were forwarded to me and not left in some file somewhere forever.
As sunny and warm as it was on March 16, 1977, it snowed later in the week. On the back of the photo, it says “A Sad Task–Birm. Police Chief Jerry going into the King home to tell parents of 11 yr old Timothy he now believes their missing son has been abducted.”
March 16-22, 1977 was a week in Hell for my brother Tim. It is now a hell week for us every year. No matter what I do to try to move above or beyond it, it always catches me one way or the other. I wonder if the families of the killer(s) ever get an anniversary reaction during the times these kids were held captive.
Thank you to the people who have reached out since Children of the Snow and other media have aired. There are always a handful of people who check in with me–and it’s not necessarily the people who you would expect. To those who had the guts to email me without knowing me, thank you–I admire your courage and appreciate the insights. To those who managed to reach out without insinuating some version of “Why do you do this to yourself?,” “Why don’t you do more?,” or “I hope you are able to forgive and find God,” I really appreciate you.