«After the shooting, Monville tried to keep her family,

Wife of Amish schoolhouse shooter breaks her silence

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (CNN) Among the flowers and plants in Marie Monville’s sunny yard sits a rosebush, a gift from her first husband, Charlie.A cheap canada goose uk few years ago, Monville painstakingly unearthed the roots and transplanted the bush from her old house 10 miles away a house that Charlie had thrown into tumult and grief.The bush’s prickles recall the pain she and her family have endured, Monville said, and its peach colored blossoms offer a yearly reminder that canada goose coats on sale God creates new life from old.After years of silence, canada goose store Monville is now telling a story of her own.It’s the story of how a milkman’s daughter became a murderer’s wife, and how she found a divine calling Canada Goose Outlet after a devastating tragedy.»If this wasn’t my life,» Monville said during a recent interview in her kitchen, family pictures smiling from the fridge, «I never would have expected it to look this beautiful.»On October 2, 2006, Charlie Roberts then Monville’s husband burst into a one room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, with a handgun, a 12 gauge shotgun, a rifle, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a toolbox and restraint devices.Roberts ordered a teacher, a canada goose factory sale teacher’s aide and the boysto leave, then bound 10 young schoolgirls and canada goose clearance lined them up against the blackboard.He boarded the windows, apparently preparing for a long siege, but as police surrounded the schoolhouse, Roberts shot all 10 girls before killing himself. Five girls died; the others were severely wounded.The gentle, quiet man who had shared Monville bed, children and life was now a mass murderer, guilty of unfathomable evil.In mere hours, Monville lost her husband, and her children lost their father. Her close knit community was buy canada goose jacket terrorized and her family name disgraced. Her innocence was despoiled, and her evangelical faith tested.»I felt deserted, left behind to bear the weight uk canada goose of the world’s judgment and questions alone,» Monville writes in»One Light Still Shines,» her new book about the shooting Canada Goose online and its aftermath, «and I felt that weight pressing me down.»After the shooting, Monville tried to keep her family, especially her Canada Goose Jackets three Canada Goose Parka young children, out of canada goose uk outlet the public eye.But with the release of «One Light,» canada goose uk black friday which goes on sale Monday, Monville is stepping out of the shadows, sharing her story in deeply personal detail.Zondervan, one of the country’s largest Christian publishing houses, won say how many copies it plans to print. But it has launched a «robust» marketing and publicity campaign, with a billboard in New York’s Times Square and interviews with TV networks, including CNN’s Piers Morgan. only is Monville’s story powerful and largely untold, it alsohits a burgeoning market for book publishers, Kraybill said: the cross section of Canada Goose Coats On Sale evangelical spirituality and interest in all canadagooseoutletjackets things Amish.Christian fiction best seller lists brim with Amish romance novels, largely because Canada Goose sale of their large evangelical readership, which scholars trace to the 2006 shooting and its stunning postlude of Amish forgiveness.Monville said she kept silent for so long canadian goose jacket because that story the grace and compassion the Amish offered her family was already making headlines uk canada goose outlet around the world.»There wasn’t much more for me to say,» she said.Even if there had been more to say, the intensely private Monville was reluctant to speak publicly. Shy and quiet, she sometimes joked that the label under her high school yearbook canada goose picture should have read, «Most Likely to be Forgotten.»But as canada goose uk shop the shooting’s psychological wounds began to heal, Monville said she heard God calling her to a new mission: to share her message of hope and to tell others that, even after Charlie crushing actions, her family not only survived, they thrived.»I now saw a grand purpose in telling my story,» Monville writes, «I wasn’t afraid anymore.»The morning of October 2, 2006, was sunny and warm, Monville recalls, the trees in canada goose coats her rural neighborhood radiant with red and buy canada goose jacket cheap golden leaves.Monville, then Marie Roberts, was Canada Goose Jackets Outlet living her deepest childhood dreams.At 28, she had a vibrant church community and spiritual life, a dutiful husband who doted on their three young children and a home next door to her grandparents in idyllic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised.Charlie Roberts, her husband of nearly a decade, drove a truck that delivered milk to nearby dairies, just as Marie’s family had done for generations. He sometimes brooded over the death of their first daughter, who was born three months premature and died after just Canada Goose Online 20 minutes, but he usually pulled out from these bouts of depression.On the morning of the shooting, Marie led a prayer group at a local church, where they asked cheap Canada Goose God to keep schoolchildren safe.As usual, she and Charlie later walked their two oldest children, then 7 and 5, to the bus stop, kissing them goodbye before Charlie left for work.

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