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**clinging to my babies**

ObiWanCannoli's picture
on February 9, 2009 - 4:11pm

Some days I see rain, some days the rainbow. Today I'm seeing the rainbow. I almost couldn't wait to get home from work to see the babies and baby boy. I was talking about the things Emma does to me today at work and I missed her so much - and baby boy - well I miss him all the time!!! I read another troublesome news story on my local news website and I wanted to share it with you:

Tot Says Mom Cooks Her in Oven "Like a Turkey"

A 4-year-old Michigan girl told police yesterday that her mother "cooks me like a turkey in the oven," the Detroit News reported.

Reyna Valentino, 40, called police Jan. 23 and confessed to burning her daughter in the oven, singeing the child's eyelids with a hot nail and beating her other daughter, 5, with a crowbar.

"I felt fire. It burned my back," Valentino's daughter told police in an official account. "She hurts me with a screwdriver all the time."

If convinced of the first-degree child abuse charges, the Hamtramck, Mich., woman faces life in prison.

"She said her heart is hurt and broke because momma doesn't love me anymore," police said of the 4-year-old.

Neighbors said they didn't recognize any signs of abuse in the two-story, suburban home with a "1 God" sign in the front window.

"I didn't realize what was going on. It's horrific. I'm just happy the kids are alive," neighbor Deandre Martin, 28, told the News.

Valentino and her husband, Randy, have three other children - two older boys and a younger infant. All of the children are currently in foster care as Valentino awaits trial.

What in the world is going on? Why are people taking out their aggression on these innocent little children? This one old enough to tell the tale!!!

Yes I get frustrated, yes I get angry ... would I ever torment a child? GOD NO!

So ... I came home from work to see Baby boy, Emma, and Allie and I am happy - happy to be here, happy to have them.

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