A Story of True Parental Courage–Not Sure I’ve Got It in Me to Do the Same

The news is filled with stories of people who make the most atrocious parenting decisions.And it’s easy to make fun of them.  But every once in a while there’s a story that makes me sit up and wonder whether I’d have the courage to do the same thing.

Sue Lewis is a mom in the UK whose 24-year old son confessed to her that he’d been involved in a murder. “As a mother I wanted to protect my son — I’d have done anything for him,” she said in an interview in The Sun newspaper. Lewis’ son, Jimi, and some friends killed a young man they thought had slept with Jimi’s girlfriend.

“I felt sick — my own flesh and blood, capable of such a horrific murder…,” she said. “I was carrying the weight of knowing what Jimi had done and I knew I had an impossible decision to make.” Her decision? To report her son to the police.

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