In 2006, a gun-man, a local milk truck driver entered a Lancaster, Pennsylvania Amish School. With him, he had three guns, knives, tape and other various tools. He sent all the boys, the teacher and other women out of the classroom, keeping ten girls inside with him. They were between the ages of 6-13, one of them, a teacher's aide was slightly older. Soon after entering the school, he shot all ten children execution style, killing three of them instantly, the rest were hospitalized, were two others died the next morning.
These murders rocked the entire worlds of those who lived in the quiet town of Lancaster.
Yet forgiveness remained.
I just recently watched the movie "Amish Grace" a movie based on the event of these young girl's death.
And it's a definite "grab the tissues" kind of movie. It's heartbreaking, listening to the stories of these families, watching how they forgave the man who killed their daughters, all because they knew that the hate inside of their hearts would hurt them more than anyone else.
The story is mostly focused on the mother of the 15 year old teacher's aide. Although the way the movie portray's this mother isn't known as a fact. It could very well have been true of most of them.
Who honestly wouldn't have hated the man that murdered her child.
The entire movie is based on her struggle to forgive, and to even talk to the wife of the man who killed her child.
I won't give any spoilers away, because everyone needs to watch this movie.
It's more than heartbreaking, it's convicting.
See you soon!
Sara Rose <3