Tuesday, July 25, 2006

518 East Elwood Place

The body of Destiny Norton was found tonight in the home of Craig Roger Gregerson in the basement of his residence at 518 East Elwood Place, just two buildings behind her own home, as reported in the Deseret News.

My five yeaar old daughter Abby has been praying for Destiny at every meal and during her bedtime prayer. She made me promise that tomorrow we would go help search for Destiny.

I don't know what to say to Destiny's parents, or to Abby. How do you tell a five year old that tomorrow is too late.

I'm just so very sorry.

3 comments:

Emily For Utah Senate 28 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Norton family. My thoughts and prayers are also with you and Abby - this will be hard news to deliver to her.

Em

Bob said...

I, too, was going to go help search today.

That is something that scares me about someday becoming a father -- telling my children about hard things.

-Bob

Anonymous said...

I think that the greatest thing we can teach our children is honest as well as compassion.

I have told my son that they found the little girl, however because she was hurt she has died, I explained that not everyone in the world is nice and that he and every child must be very careful to not go with strangers and if they are lost to find a police officer or a mommy with kids -that can help them to find me. I told him it was okay to be sad for Destiny and to be a scared about getting lost that feeling would help remind him that he needs to stay were mommy can see him.
He has continued to pray for Destiny's family that they will know that she is in a safe place in heaven.