Amanda Berry: Mother’s Instinct Strongest Bond There Is
I do not watch the news but late Monday night is a night I will never forget. I was scrolling through my news feed on my facebook and came across a story on three women held captive for 10 years had been rescued. I saw the interviews and kept checking back on different news sites for updates. I was curious about the six year girl who was apparently Amanda Berry’s daughter, Jocelyn.
Amanda is the one who had the courage to take charge and break free with the help of neighbor, Charles Ramsey, a true American hero. He helped kick the door in and get Amanda and her daughter to safety. Soon she called 911 and the other girls, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus were rescued as well.
Through all of this news coverage I kept thinking about Amanda and her daughter. I did the math and it is apparent that Amanda gave birth six years ago on Christmas to a little girl, in a basement, in captivity without any medical assistance. It is true, today there is coverage on Jocelyn and she is in fact Amanda’s daughter and was born in captivity.
Amanda taught her daughter in secret. Jocelyn loved playing “school” with her mother. This is such a bittersweet story of strength, survival and love. Obviously these women will have a life long bond creating a family with each other while in captivity. Amanda doing the best she could to give her daughter the knowledge that she had which her education stopped at the time of her kidnapping, ten years ago while she was just 16 years old.
The bravery she has displayed in not only caring for herself while carrying her unborn child but giving birth in what we can only speculate as a dungeon The courage is just amazing, this is such an emotional story. This is nothing less then a miracle. Whatever your beliefs may be, I think it is time to search your soul deeply and realize how fortunate you are. No matter who you pray to, these three women and the little girl need our prayers and support. They are going to need so much love and healing. Pray for their recovery from this traumatic experience. This is an amazing time of hope and blessings, words cannot describe the emotions surrounding all the events. Amanda’s poor mother literally dying of a broken heart, never knowing what happened to her daughter. Just heartbreaking.
- Cleveland kidnap: Amanda Berry reveals Jocelyn is ‘happy and healthy’ (thisismoney.co.uk)
- Listen: Amanda Berry’s 9-1-1 Call Will Make You Cry for Joy With Her (AUDIO) (thestir.cafemom.com)
- Amanda Berry Reunites With Family 10 Years After Kidnapping (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Amanda Berry Gave Birth To Daughter While Held In Captivity (hollywoodlife.com)
- Amanda Berry, two others found in Cleveland: the tale of how they escaped (csmonitor.com)
- The Amazing Story Of The Three Rescued Ohio Women (buzzfeed.com)