I cried while I was watching the news this morning. The father who threw his four year old daughter off a bridge in Melbourne in 2009 was given a guilty verdict today. When I saw the mother walking out of court I burst into tears. Since Nina I get a bit like that, I guess being a mother creates a deeper empathy with all other mothers.

I also really felt for the father and all the family and was again struck by the ineffectiveness of our legal system to really deal with issues such as this. This verdict will not really make anything even slightly better for anyone in the long run. I don’t really know what would but I think some restorative justice may go a lot further.

I am really praying for this broken family, broken legal system and broken world. I guess there are some things we can only leave in the hands of God.

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