I remember being horrified to the point of disbelief when I heard about the Nickel Mines shooting. It didn't seem real. This community that had truly taken so many precautions to keep their families from the world...had just been touched by the world in the most horrendous way. Marie Monville, the widow of the man who killed these sweet, young Amish girls has finally spoken out. I was happy to see that she's since remarried and appears to be very happy and well adjusted in her new normal. The article in the link HERE was very intriguing.
Here are a few quotes:
“I felt deserted, left behind to bear the weight of the world’s judgment and questions alone,” Monville writes in “One Light Still Shines,” her new book about the shooting and its aftermath, “and I felt that weight pressing me down.”
“I could choose to believe that everything written about God in the pages of the Word were true, and that he was going to rescue me and my family. Or I could choose to believe that we were going down like the fastest sinking ship.”
“Over and over again," Monville writes, "(God) broke though my pain, revealed his presence, and restored my hope.”
Here's a video that I found breathtaking. She has a powerful testimony to share.
I found such comfort in these words. Her faith in God is astounding. I love women like this who have gone through the worst things come back like a rising Phoenix ready to share how God's love and strength is what pulled them through. I pray her testimony through her book will send ripples of faith to all who read.
Will you read it? What do you remember about that terrible day? What do you think about Marie Monville sharing her story so openly?