Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A SHORT TRIBUTE TO ANN M. ANDERSON

July 31, 1967
May 25, 2007

One of my favorite divorce clients was murdered by her husband this past Friday morning. This was especially upsetting because I had just spoken to her Thursday evening and she was concerned about her children because she was working so much (due to their father’s lack of support and defiance) and she couldn’t spend enough time with them. Their father didn’t want to have anything to do with them after she filed for divorce last year. She told me, "I feel like my children have lost both parents because I have to work 16 to 17 hours a day, 7 days a week".

Ann was 18 when she met her husband, 27 years her senior. She fell in love and had 4 wonderful children with him.

Ann was the type of woman who spend quality time with her children, taking them on cross-country adventures and making sure they pursued their talents. She loved her children with everything she had. She spoke proudly of each of them.

The coward that shot her in the face 5 times could not take away her beauty. As she lied there in the casket, the beauty that always radiated within her still shown on her face.

Ann would have been proud to she her children last night at the wake. They were strong, they were confident and they greeted the thousands of visitors with hugs and gratiousness.

A job well done Ann.

7 comments:

Morning Glory said...

Unbelievable! What a sad, sad thing. I'm sorry.

Amrita said...

What a tragic end to Ann 's life. Hope her children will be taken care of by good people.They will miss their Mom so much.

Nadine said...

I'm sorry for your loss and especially for her children to be cheated out of their mother's love.

yerdoingitwrong said...

How extremely sad. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. =( My prayers are with her family.

Dawn said...

Oh, man. This is too too sad. And it makes me very angry.

MugwumpMom said...

That is so sad. So sorry for your loss and will hold the children up in prayer. Thank you for sharing Ann's story.

jennster said...

omfg. that is so fucking awful and horrid and now those poor kids- have to grow up without a mom and also grow up knowing their FATHER is the one who killed her. :( when a friend of a friend was killed in a car accident, leaving behind a 2 year old son- everyone got together and did a sort of scrapbook type thing FOR him, but ABOUT her. they put pictures in there. wrote stories.. shared memories of her personality, the way she cared about him, etc... this has always stayed with me because if i was that kid, i would LOVE to have that about my mom- because we all know that at 2 years old, how much will you remember of her? i dunno... might be something you guys can do for the kids, so they could have that type of thing forever.