Gina DeJesus’ Mother: I Forgive Ariel Castro

Sat, May 11, 2013 4:06pm EDT by 36 Comments
Gina DeJesus Mom Forgives
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WTF

Posted at 5:10 PM on August 1, 2013  

She forgives him? Would she forgive him if she were the victim? That’s like saying I forgive the rapist that raped your kid. Only victims can forgive. She doesn’t have any say in it. Just my own feelings about it.

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Kate

Posted at 11:31 AM on July 9, 2013  

Side Note: When people say they don’t have time to deal with something, it means that she does not want to deal with YET. She is probably dealing with PTSD and is in shock that her daughter is alive. I say give it few months and you’ll see a change in her behavior. People that profess they are over a situation never truly are. There is a deep under current here abrewing.

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Kate

Posted at 11:22 AM on July 9, 2013  

I don’t know how I feel about this article. On one hand, I understand what she’s saying. She’s glad her daughter is alive and that her captor kept her alive (but barely).i also understand she settled with what happened and had closed the books on this because she had too. But on the other hand I think, “Bull SH**!! You want to hug this man? You aren’t freaking super power Jesus who can forgive anyone. Leave the hugging and holier than thou act to God. Let god or jesus or both hug him. That’s not your job. Your job is helping your daughter get through this difficult time and if that means you get mad and unhappy you do it as long as it helps your child. Coming across as laissez faire about the whole situaiton has to be so hurtful and enraging to not only her family and daughter but to anyone who has endured sexual abuse. He did this to not only your child but to two other women! He does not care about her forgiveness or hugs. He could careless. Hellooooo???? He taunted you in the grocery store!!!The man is a sociopath. However, if her holier than persona is real, I really hope it does help her daughter.

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barbara shannon

Posted at 12:08 PM on June 9, 2013  

she wants to thank him and hug him for keeping Gina alive!! not for kidnapping her, she’ll never will forgive him for kidnapping! I think that’s what she is saying! and people are taking her wrong! she’s happy he kept her alive and did not killer Gina!

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trishadria

Posted at 5:03 PM on June 2, 2013  

Maybe if she had endured what her daughter endured she wouldn’t be so eager to hug him and forgive him. She doesn’t have to be eaten up by hatred, but forgiveness is another thing

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Senior

Posted at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2013  

This forgiveness thing is complete nonsense! She will never forgive him deep in her heart. Impossible! She is just saying it as a defence mechanism to sooth herself. Deep inside, she is on fire!

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Ksto

Posted at 6:36 PM on May 15, 2013  

She’s a wonderful person. I think she’d hug him just because he did not actually KILL her daughter (not that I’m giving him much credit). She is on a high is what I’m saying. More details will emerge and the reality of the landscape of this whole thing will set in and she MAY start getting furious. But what good will that do? Yes, it’s strange to ANNOUNCE this forgiveness in light of what her daughter may be feeling.

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bryan

Posted at 2:51 PM on May 13, 2013  

I’m sure Gina must be so happy to hear that her mother has already forgiven him. Thanks, mom!

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susann

Posted at 2:32 AM on May 13, 2013  

This woman needs a doctor !!! this man hiyacked and raped her daughter and she wants attention now ? She should be at home with her daughter instead of playing a media whore !

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Senior

Posted at 12:49 PM on May 24, 2013  

Agree!

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Richard

Posted at 7:30 AM on June 28, 2013  

WOW!! your a true to life c**t

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Richard

Posted at 8:13 AM on June 28, 2013  

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poodle

Posted at 2:31 PM on May 12, 2013  

She is taking the power! This awful monster has already stolen 10 years —- she is refusing to give him anymore. She received a very powerful gift— she has her daughter back. All the hate (and she is justified) — will just eat away at their family and future. She is a role model and her attitude will hopefully help her daughter to heal and go on to have a happy life. Her daughter just came out of 10-years of hellish hate— she needs LOVE. This women is wise beyond words. Most families don’t survive losing a child— it is a testament that her and her husband didn’t divorce over the last 10-years. People need to stop blaming and criticizing this family. They aren’t media hogs — plus there is a lot of curiosity surrounding the case and I believe they are truly thankful for all of the people that helped continue the search for their daughter. I hear that they are now going to take in Michelle This family is about LOVE. They are heroes. Give some respect.

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onlinebabe

Posted at 12:28 PM on May 15, 2013  

LOL What power..you are in charge of your emotion ,there are many people that hate people everyday and it doesn’t ‘eat’ them up.
Forgiving what he done is accepting what he done.

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Tonya

Posted at 1:23 PM on May 12, 2013  

It would be to soon for me, but may God bless her even more because of her heart.

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Meete

Posted at 8:34 AM on May 12, 2013  

Looks like she is enjoying the attention. Hug him? I would slap the holy crap out of him and kick him where it hurts! (And I´m not a violent person.) Oh and I would NEVER forgive him.

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Jackie

Posted at 7:56 AM on May 12, 2013  

I hope someday I can be that forgiving to others who have hurt me.

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Susie K

Posted at 7:14 AM on May 12, 2013  

You know what…..doesn’t matter what she’s feeling….the best thing she could do for her daughter right now is to shut the hell up!……stop giving interviews and let her daughter do the talking….IF….and when she wishes. Everybody seems to want their 15 minutes worth of fame….even when its at the expense of their very damaged daughter.

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Lena B

Posted at 1:42 PM on May 12, 2013  

You don’t know how Gina feels. Maybe she wanted her mother to speak to the press to communicate the family’s feelings without having to appear publicly herself. How about we all stop judging so much and just let them heal in their own way and their own time?

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Alix

Posted at 10:52 PM on May 11, 2013  

I understand that Christ preaches forgiveness and that he diet for our sins and I believe in the forgiveness of sins but forgiveness takes time to feel anger is a natural human emotion, this lady is suspicious her calmness and wanting to “hug” him and say God bless you is not a normal reaction to someone who tortured the child you gave life to

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Lena B

Posted at 2:15 PM on May 12, 2013  

Keep in mind that while we (the public) are just starting to deal with the horror of this crime, Nancy has spent the last decade coming to terms with it. Ever since Gina went missing, Nancy has probably imagined all sorts of scenarios that are more, less, or equally horrifying as the reality about which we’re slowly learning. She has likely been through anger and a range of other emotions during her daughter’s long absence, apparently reaching forgiveness several years ago. Considering how unlikely it is to find a long-missing child alive, finding Gina must feel like a miracle for her. If Nancy is still ready to forgive the perpetrator, then, Christian or anything else, we are in no place to judge.

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Richard

Posted at 7:35 AM on June 28, 2013  

Please define normal?? I would have thought normal would be your child would be found dead after 10 years of being gone. There is a hell of alot of know all’s on this site that i really think know stuff all. We are all different with different beliefs, and different ways of thinking.

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Jane WR

Posted at 9:58 PM on May 11, 2013  

Forgiveness allows her to move forward and it is the best thing for her.

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LissaCaldina

Posted at 9:13 PM on May 11, 2013  

Reblogged this on Welcome To My World (My Life My Way ツ. My Destiny).

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Angrylady

Posted at 8:16 PM on May 11, 2013  

That is so incredible of her and I really needed to see something like this today. It has put into persepective the trying day I’ve had and the annoying people who’ve pissed me off. 1 in particular,but honestly if she can forgive him for something like that I can let go of the anger some loud mouthed douche caused me to have.

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abe

Posted at 7:04 PM on May 11, 2013  

so the ones who brought in the idea of death penalty needs a shrink itself!!
THIS MAN(ariel castro) IS JUST MENTALLY ILL AND DESERVES JAIL TIME INCLUDING MENTAL HELP!!
(so listen to today’s women)

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ron

Posted at 7:16 PM on May 11, 2013  

I reckon Castro would welcome the death penalty at this point, as his respect level in prison will be zero. He’ll be targeted for his crimes and other prisoners will be eager to gain greater respect by victimising him (It’ll already of started). The day he gets put into general population will be his last day on earth.

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guest43

Posted at 7:23 PM on May 11, 2013  

@Ron. Couldn’t he be allowed protective custody if he asked for it?
I’m sure that’s where they put him.They don’t want him dead until after they’ve gotten a lot of info from him.

 
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ron

Posted at 6:42 PM on May 11, 2013  

I’m looking forward to reading stories about Ariel being raped in prison every night for the rest of his natural life. It’s the life he choose so hopefully he’ll enjoy it.

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Richard

Posted at 7:39 AM on June 28, 2013  

Really?? Will you masturbate while doing so?? I look forward to hearing that the girls are doing well and having a better life. I will not give that monster any thought once he is sentenced whatsoever. I think you are a bit sick if your buzz will be hearing that sort of rubbish

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olivia

Posted at 6:20 PM on May 11, 2013  

I would never forgive him. People are too quick to forgive. He does’t deserve forgiveness.

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guest43

Posted at 6:38 PM on May 11, 2013  

@Olivia Jesus died for all of us to be forgiven for our sins. You have to be able to forgive or Ariel Castro will get into heaven and you won’t.
If he ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus and repents and means it in his heart, he will go to heaven.
Someone like you who says he doesn’t deserve forgiveness will end up going to hell because you died with that hate for someone on you.
They said forgive, not forget!
I don’t think I could forgive him that easily if it were my daughter. I believe with time and a whole lot of prayer it would happen.
Maybe Gina’s mom is just so happy to have her child back that she would forgive anybody anything right now.
I draw the line at the hugging comment though.The guy is sick though, helping this woman search for her child when he knew exactly where she was all along.
I hope after doing those things he didn’t go torment Gina with info about her mom. He probably did though.
The guy is sick and twisted and needs therapy.
I just wish these women all the best.

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Dee

Posted at 8:12 PM on May 11, 2013  

I agree with you 100% And I think too that she’s probably just so happy to have her back she’s floating on a cloud.

 
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Gone with the wind!

Posted at 5:10 PM on May 11, 2013  

I would forgive him eventually. but not right away.
You can’t go around with hate in your heart cause it will kill you.
Yeah I would have to forgive him because it’s what Jesus would do right?

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 4:39 PM on May 11, 2013  

IF HE WERE INSANE I MIGHT BE ABLE TO FORGIVE HIM, BUT HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Loriann Macli

Posted at 4:36 AM on May 18, 2013  

It is one thing to forgive him but he should be severly punished..N she does not have to be phony and act like she should have to hug him! Forgiviness also takes time and for what this man did she should be expressing anger for taking all these years from her daughters life and the horrible things he did to her. In time they can say we are working on forgiving him but this has nothing to do with saying the man deserves to be punished or even put to death for these Hanious Crimes!

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