I just found out about the horrible loss of a blogger in Michigan.
She and her son lost their lives because she had filed for divorce.
Her husband shot and killed them before fatally shooting himself in a murder-suicide.
Christine Keith, 37, filed for divorce in October from her husband, 53-year-old Randy Keith. He had allegedly threatened to kill her numerous times.
Christine, the writer of “Adventures of a Thrifty Mama,” previously filed for divorce in May but dropped the proceedings.
This is oftentimes when men kill their wives in order to stop the divorce.
Her blog was about working to feed her family on a tight budget using only fresh, homemade ingredients.
Did you know there is a Wikipedia page on this very subject? Killing multiple members of your family in quick succession and then yourself is called Familicide.
I have tried to write about things of this nature in the past, but people are always uncomfortable with it. Readers don’t know what to say, how to comment. I understand that.
Unless they’ve been there or someone they know has been there. And in that case, they usually email me to protect their anonymity.
Unfortunately there is still a stigma attached when it comes to domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
October was Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Please keep Christine and her son in your thoughts. Along with the four younger children who are now orphaned.
As well as writing her blog, Christine was heavily involved in her community teaching Zumba classes.
Now her younger children will live with this tragedy for the rest of their lives.
Let’s help to erase the stigma so that these women will feel they have us on their side. Because they so badly need us to be there for them.
We women need to stick together and help one another.