An Open Apology
OK, so maybe I was a bit harsh when I indicated that I believed that Kevin Eckenrode was an idiot!! Maybe irresponsible would have been a more politically correct comment to make. Maybe it wasn't even any of my business to comment on them, seeing how I didn't know them personally. It's scary as a parent to think that your child might do something so reckless and hopefully others will learn from this situation. It's an unfortunate thing which happened to Rachel Kozlusky back on February 25, 2006.
In doing a web search today using "idiot Kevin Eckenrode", I find that I'm not the only one who felt that way when I initially read the story. I was horrified when I had read what this boyfriend had done, even if it was accidental according to Kevin.
I almost now regret having deleted my original post, but I still feel as though, what Kevin did, no matter how much he and Rachel loved eath other, no matter how much of a free spirit she was, and how much they were so connected because they got matching tattoos, still doesn't make me feel any better about the choices they made which were very unfortunate. I'm sure Kevin feels horrible for what happened, but I still feel strongly about their actions and yes, this was apparently, according to Rachels' friends and family, sure sounds like something she would have trusted him to do was to let her dangle over a ledge from 23 floors up. I cringe. Who did he think he was? Michael Jackson? Rachel was a full grown woman. I'm sorry, I'm sure Rachel was a lovely girl and I'm sure I probably would have liked her too and yes, I'm a mother, but you have to agree that they did make some really bad choices that night so my initial reaction of saying that Kevin was an idiot still stands. Heck, I'm sure he probably thinks that about himself too and he's probably a GREAT, upstanding young man, but COME ON people, he did something that was totally irresponsible and he lost his best friend in the process. How sad!! Originally I had said that this was idiotic and I hate to say it, but I still feel the same way.
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