I have just published two comments by the same person to my blog post that was written last July 29 2011 in celebration of the MCFD Ministry decision to return the four Bayne children to their parents, Zabeth and Paul. In that post I referenced Tim Amey, News Director for 895 The Hawk, Chilliwack's Newest Rock Station, who wrote several good pieces about the Baynes. Now seven months later, the only reason I returned to read them was because someone commented twice in the early morning hours today, to that now distant blog entry entitled ‘Tim Amey’s Chilliwack News Article’. The commenter had somehow stumbled on this online story and it triggered a personal response from personal experience that, if it is to be believed, has been an horrific morale-bending and heart-breaking life story. So now the disjointed thoughts of this 2 o’clock critic appear at the end of the Amey piece.
Both comments which I have published are difficult to read because they are so poorly written, that is, rules of grammar are non existent and spelling mistakes proliferate. It could be that I just got the wool pulled over my face. Yet there is a recognizable story of personal pain inherent in the notes that convinces me to conclude that it’s authentic. It may be that the writer is strung out on something, or did not have the educational opportunity others have, or some other viable explanation. This was a sleepless person’s opportunity to vent. Too many people have not listened to this person before. I did not want to shut down yet another attempt by this early morning correspondent to be heard.
So in the first comment there is a claim of being disappointed, manipulated, even bullied by the judicial system.
In the second comment the writer mentions Amey and 895 The Hawk, which as a public service announcement, must have issued an official amber alert that resulted in the removal of a child from this writer’s custody.
Printing the man’s comments will not accomplish much for the writer. Too much time has passed. There appear to be too many obstacles in the way of a resolution that can restore this person’s happiness with family. A life that was experiencing trouble at various levels has been unalterably affected by the loss of a child to a system and a process for child welfare and protection. I am not by printing this, making a judgement on the suitability of this Ministry or judicial action because I know none of the facts, and I do not want to know any of them. Rather, I print it because I am moved in my spirit by the extent of human pain and misery within our own communities and there is a degree of helplessness that cripples us all, government agencies included.