I hate that phrase, “I’m sorry that you lost your daughter.”
I didn’t lose my daughter. That would have been irresponsible. I have always known exactly where she was. That is what any good parent does….and I am a good parent.
Children are not shoes, keys, or an IPod. They are not items to lose…they are people to be treasured. Sadly, because they are treasures they can be stolen. That is what Impaired Drivers do. They steal our loved ones’ futures.
I often think that we would gain more traction with the courts if we did look at our children as possessions. Then maybe their theft would be taken as a serious crime instead of a “loss”.